Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Pretty Fly (for a Camera Guy)


Say what you will about gatherers of the past, but they sure were some dapper broadcasters.What else do you call a guy who - with half a dishwasher strapped to hsi back - STILL cares enough to rock a woolen suit, shiny wristwatch and six hardened ounces of Bryl-Creme?And don't tell me it's just an ad. Amanda Emily has unearthed stacks of actual photos showing cameramen (always men) dressed to impress with one eye open. Did they stay that way all dy? Did the razor sharp edges of all that technology snag their pleated trousers? Did that pre-space age antenna tousle their high and tight? Did they ever 'pit-out' like a modern day news warrior decked out in cargo shorts and a greasy T? Don't answer, just know any surviving shots of yours truly and friends won't age quite so gracefully. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to glean my least-wrinkled flowery shirt from the bottom of the closet... Tomorrow's picture day.