I feel like listing this is going to be so "less" than the great entries of late. I'm so glad to hear Jodi and Abby are well and things are on the mend. It is nice to be able to come to this central local and get the updates, as they happen.
A couple of wks ago, a friend of mine called me and asked if I'd be interested in a photo-gig during the Sundance film festival (starting next wk). I was obviously interested, as Sundance is a GIANT opportunity for networking in the arts. He told me that Absolut Vodka was going to be having a lounge on Main Street and they were doing a photo shoot in the lounge for 4 days. The idea is that people will have their mug-shots taken with an environmental confession for the new year. The images will be printed, on the spot, on earth-friendly paper, and the guests walk away with a fun picture. He asked if I'd be the photographer.
These kind of opportunities are rare, to say the least. Some of you know that I was really wondering if the pay would be what I asked, if it was worth the time, etc. Well, I finally decided it was worth the time. There may be up to 200 people a day coming through the lounge. Screenwriters, actors, directors, designers, etc will all be crawling the streets of Park City during Sundance for the next couple of wks.
Well, I'm glad to report (and Mom wanted me to share this) that I got the job. At the negotiated price I asked for. So, this is good.
Then yesterday, the same friend called me again and said there may be potential for more work, like the Cannes Int'l Film Festival (in France) and the Toronto Film Festival (Canada): both 2 of the most well-known film festivals. He said I may be the one Absolut takes to run the photoshoot at the lounges at those film festivals.
I'm very glad of the opportunity and hope it bodes well for business. Thanks to all of you voting and crossing fingers in my behalf. I'll let you know how it runs. Who knows, it may end up being super silly... but in the respect of finding a fun time, I think I've hit a vein... Love you all.