The idea for this project was born over drinks at the Pink Elephant, after I accidentally let it slip that I’m not comfortable being in front of the camera. And unlike most ideas I come up with over drinks, this once was actually carried out.
It was less a vanity project of mine than it was an experiment to see how differently two photographers would shoot, given the same location. And that is just about the dorkiest thing ever – but hey, I never claimed to be anything BUT a dork.
It was a shitload of fun. There was a lot of nervous giggling at the start, which shifted into genuine laughter towards the end. And we all learned an important lesson – if you ask me to be serious, there’s not a chance in hell that I’ll be able to hold that look without cracking a smile.