Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2007 Youth of the Year Christopher is embraced by his tearful mentor Reggie at a community award ceremony. This was an assignment that looked like there would be zero payoff, a long ceremony with nervous speakers behind a podium, bad lighting and no emotion. I could have left after an hour with a mediocre shot, a "this happened and there were a lot of people there" shot. But for some reason I stuck around, and just past the three hour mark this happened. A big guy breaking down and a wide smile at the cheering crowd. A lead picture rather then filler.