Ingredients for success

It’s rare that I get an opportunity to spend more than 30-45 minutes on an assignment.

With an average of about four assignments a day, most of my shift is spent running from one place to the next (with a lot of time wasted sitting in New Jersey traffic). There’s not a lot of time to slow down and think about the images I’m making. I’m too busy frantically trying to get enough images to fulfill the gallery requirements that the office needs. But that’s the state of the business, and we’re all learning to do more with less. In this case, more content in less time. I’ve learned to work a lot faster.

However, with the bad weather lately, some of my days have been a little light on assignments as events get cancelled. Sometimes this makes for a frustratingly slow day, but other times it means I get to spend a little more time with my subjects. I had a big collection of images from the last few months that I was planning on posting, but instead I’m going to stick with one assignment: backstage at a local drama club’s production of¬†Seussical Jr, The Musical. I had a great time hunting for images behind the scenes, and I’m lucky that the directors let me wander all over the set during the rehearsal. In short, I had more access and more time. Two ingredients for success.

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Bayonne High School Drama Junior prepares for opening night of Seussical Jr. The Musical

Unrelated to the Seuss photos, I was in the right place at the right time this week for a beautiful rainbow over New York City. It’s been getting a lot of love on my Facebook and Instagram, so I thought I’d share an image from it one last time. As always, thanks for looking.

Colorful sunset and a rainbow over Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 21


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