Photojournalist’s Log – Aug. 24th, 2012
I was looking forward to wrapping up a very busy week today, but it turned out that the end of my week became the middle, because I picked up a lot of work over the weekend and into Monday. I just wrapped three days of shooting for The Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio Campus, both stills and video. The CIA was holding the grand opening of their new Latin restaurant, called NAO, and wanted full documentation of the event, as well as stills and video of student chefs working in the kitchens, interiors and exteriors of the buildings, and coverage of celebrity chef appearances on campus.
The CIA is a regular client of mine, and I always love shooting there. I love the culinary arts, and if I weren’t a photographer, I would probably be a chef. It’s so interesting to spend time in the skills kitchen, absorbing knowledge while shooting. I always leave inspired to cook more, and then that all ends when I pass the Whataburger on my way home. One of these days, I’ll keep a well-stocked kitchen. Maybe.
Saturday, I have a morning assignment for the San Antonio Express-News, covering a mural project on the city’s West Side intended to cover up gang graffiti. In the afternoon, I’m manning the Glidecam for Sam Lerma’s video shoot for Gridiron, and then it’s more photo and video editing thru Sunday. Monday, I have an assignment for the Los Angeles Times, covering PTSD treatment and training for military dogs returning from service in Afghanistan. I’m really looking forward to that one; it should be very interesting. I can easily see how some spectacular and heartwarming pictures could be made.
For now, it’s back to transcoding and tagging video and photos.