There are certain times of year that, I’ll be honest, I dreaded as a working photojournalist. While at the (now renamed) Middlesex News in Massachusetts, we covered something like 33 high schools. Which meant a lot of variety for Friday night football (cold or dark or cold and dark) and high school basketball.
Another of my not-so-favorite things was the Santa at the mall/Santa at the school/Santa at the senior center/Santa on the town square/Santa on a parade float/Santa jumping out of a plane (okay, I never did that one, so it may have been good).
Okay, not all of these are great, but several have a classic feel to them and I wonder if it’s because they’re old, because of the style they were shot in or if it’s just that desire for larger format images I sometimes admit to.
So, for those of you hunting Santas in the next two weeks, happy shooting.