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...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sartorial Forefathers


When exactly the standard dress for news photographers went from Sunday School Teacher to Roadie with a Logo I don't know -- but I sure am glad. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against a snazzy plaid sports coat, but I just can't fathom chasing ribbon-cuttings and drive-by shootings dressed like an insurance agent. So go ahead, blame the coarsening of our society for that photog who looks like he slept in his clothes. Me, I credit the guy on the left.

2 comments:

in-gun-ear said...

You could also ask the question, when was the last time you saw a line of shooters with NO beer guts as in this photo of the 60's?

Horotno said...

Just think. Only 400 ft of VNF to shoot the story with and no live trucks.