Raleigh editorial photography The Washington Post
I got a call on Thur. from the photo editor of The Washington Post to photograph a pair of shoes worn by Karl Bushby, a man walking around the world. They said he would be in my area for the next 3 days, here’s his cell number. I was booked on Friday and had an 8 hour round trip picking up the kids from camp on Saturday, so that left Sunday for the shoot. I envisioned meeting Karl on the side of the road, setting up an 8 x 8 Scrim and drape it in black velvet making a little roadside studio. I woke up Sunday to severe thunderstorm warnings and 50 mph wind gust. I tracked Karl down at a Subway outside of Goldsboro NC. The rain was falling and the wind was howling, so my roadside studio idea wasn’t going to work. On the drive down I was trying to think of where can I shoot this ? I thought under a gas station, an awning or on the sidewalk of a strip mall that was covered. Fortunately the Goldsboro Fire Department was across the street. I ran over and explained who I was and what I
was doing. They were kind enought to let us use a corner of the fire station to set up a still life set.