So, first thing, yes, we're a photographer for Getty now. That's our picture front and center on the Access Hollywood homepage. Yes, we still have the same D3000 we bought to shoot the James Beard Foundation Awards for Eat Me Daily three years ago. (Tangent: We now judge the journalism awards!) Yes, other photographers who elbow us and block our shots ridicule it, calling it a toy and asking whther we bought it in a pawn shop. And yet, there's our photo on the Access Hollywood homepage. It's like we're the next Jackson Lee! To think three weeks ago we didn't even know who that was.
Our photos these past few weeks have also shown up on ABC News, Page Six, Metro, The Daily, Radar, MTV, and Popeater. Yesterday, our first day off in three weeks, we spent the afternoon paging through trashy glossy celebrity rags searching for more. But the adrenalin rush of running backward with a pack of paparazzi to take the perfect shot without being run over or knocking down the confused pedestrian behind you, still does not compare with the good old fashioned journalism that now prompts the mayor's and police chief's offices calling up to yell at us every morning and night. Finally, a more accurate barometer than our paycheck to measure the quality of our work.
Below, a brief recap of our first three weeks chronicling how production on Snooki and JWoww vs The World has impacted Jersey City's residents, businesses, drivers, pedestrians, and police. One month to go!
Snooki hits a car in River Edge. 2/29/12