Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pretention Square


So we were wandering around downtown Ashvegas Saturday night when we came upon this scene. A brand new Escalade was parked right under the Pack Place electronic sign, and a chubby photographer in a tight vest was flitting about, worrying about "my models" and the lighting.

Of course we stopped, hoping to see some bikini-clad babes drape themselves over an expensive car. Instead, it turned out to be hair models. Hair models. We should have known.

So as we hung around, we started getting attitude from one guy, who said, "I'm going to have to ask you not to take any photos of the models." We said, in a nutshell, you're crazy. The guy kept giving us a hard time. The models are under contract and you can't use their images. Who are you with? You're flash will mess up our photographer.

We calmly explained that we wouldn't shoot with a flash, we'd stay well out of the way, and if you didn't want anyone else taking pictures, you shouldn't have set up on a public sidewalk.

All in all, quite an interesting scene in downtown Ashvegas. You never know what you'll find.

1 comment:

Screwy Hoolie said...

"if you didn't want anyone else taking pictures, you shouldn't have set up on a public sidewalk."

The perfect response, Ash. The haute crowd out to know better than to try to bring that Manhattan attitude to this town.