Sunday, May 03, 2009

Studio: inside

"Baltimore Sun photographer and multimedia editor Chris Assaf checks his exposure prior to a product shoot in the Baltimore Sun studio Wednesday afternoon."

I typically post stuff from assignments, but as I said, I'm changing my ways. So you'll be seeing more of my friends, random outtakes and a random amount of potpourri images from now on in addition to what I normally blab about.

These past two weeks I've been busy trying to get my Web site up and running and with that, I don't have much time to give anything I recently shot the time of day with words since I am trying to launch this thing by Monday, Tuesday at the latest.

The next two images are a little dated, but go along with each other well. The first being photographer, friend and multimedia guru at The Baltimore Sun, Chris Assaf.

This was a fun frame I made while assisting him a little while ago. I can't tell you how many times I've done this and how many times other photogs probably do it. I heard David Hobby even has a hidden gallery overflowing with these type of frames from his point of view. But that's just what I heard on this crazy, wacky Internet.

Speaking of The Baltimore Sun, it was a sad end of the month as I watched some close friends lose their design, reporting and photo positions with the recent cutbacks and layoffs at The Baltimore Sun.

Many talents were abruptly discharged and I'll miss working along side them, seeing their bylines in the paper and online, and interacting with them. Sucks. But I know they will go on to do great things in the future.

OK, keep it short, Patrick. Keep it short. Oh, yeah...

Now back to rearranging photos, making some edits and trying to upload multimedia in compacted sizes. Hmmmm...

1 Comments:

Blogger David said...

I was in California when I got the call from André, telling me the news. "Sucks" does not begin to describe it.

I can't put into words how sad I am at the loss of jobs for so many talented, hardworking friends. Ditto my anger at how The Sun's parent company is handling the whole thing.

Just got back into town, and hoping to meet up with some colleagues to offer whatever advice I can from the other side.

-David H

p.s. What's that white thing on top of Assaf's head? Is that, like, a glare or something? Or maybe a huge .jpg artifact?

Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:51:00 AM  

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