Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Suitable for Framing


Pity beFrank. Last week the L.A. photog was lamenting a lack of local action; now he's up to his bandana in breaking news, courtesy of the California Wildfires. Man, that must be a mother to cover - twisty roads, shifting fronts, leaning protagonists - not to mention the hordes of Pyro-razzi scrambling for the sweet spot. I've stalked many a big-ass woods fire, but never one with an entourage. Our Zen Master with a lens has apparently, for he''s nailing frame after perfect frame. Being beFrank, he'll shrug it off as happenstance but I predict the above print will hang in his next gallery exhibit. What he'll name that show I don't know, but he'd better not call 'em snapshots. Not with those lines...

2 comments:

beFrank said...

Thanks, brother.

Oreo said...

I couldn't help but laugh the other night when I heard the most cliche line ever uttered when covering this kind of story. One of the ABC crews was on a ridge when the fire began surrounding their perch. The fire crew they were with was bugging out, and so were they. While fleeing for their lives, the crew is driving down a twisty road with flames dancing uncomfortably close. Nat sound break from the package: Reporter, "Are you rolling on this?!?" Photog, "Yes, I'm rolling! Get us the F*** out of here!"