Happy New Year everyone! Been out of touch during the holidays, so here’s a new one.
If there is one thing I can definitely say about a career in photography, it’s that there is no shortage of times that you find yourself in very interesting situations. I know that all of you out there have encountered at least one of the “Real Housewives” shows while flipping through the channels. I have always given my wife a hard time for watching these. At the same time that I am explaining my views to her, in a totally mature way of course, my eyes seem to gravitate to the tv and I am trapped. I don’t know what it is, but it’s like watching a train wreck, you just can’t look away
So much for the preface, let’s get to the meat of the story. I was asked to shoot four of the Housewives of Beverly Hills for Life and Style’s Christmas edition. The concept was funny- fighting in front of the Christmas tree, spiking the punch, etc. In the days before, I was preparing myself for the drama that was undoubtedly about to occur. I showed up at the shoot and all of the women were amazingly nice and great to work with. All my preconceived notions about who they were, were due to some great editing! It makes me wonder how bad I could seem if the right editor got a hold of a lot of footage of me.
I particularly enjoyed taking pictures of Taylor (the one with the punch bowl).She was hilarious and didn’t take herself too seriously. I was surprised to hear, from my friends that watch the show, that she was the craziest because she was my favorite to talk to. Maybe that says something about me, but… The women really won me over because they were all about making fun of the fact that they all had a lot of work done. Say what you will about the subscribers to plastic surgery, but I do like it when people can make fun of themselves.