First off, I just want to thank everyone for the overwhelmingly great response to Joe’s post yesterday. It’s always great to see a community of people (no matter how far apart we are from one another) join together for a singular cause.
I also want to thank Adorama once again for their gracious support of both Joe and the Faces of Ground Zero project. Can’t say enough about how great you folks are!
I want to take a second and point out a new addition to the blog for those of you who may not have noticed it… The Equipment Page! As you’ll see, this is a complete listing of the equipment that Joe uses. Believe me, it’s as much stuff as it seems. Even more since we have multiples of a lot of those items. When we load up the Suburban to go to a shoot, it’s filled from top to bottom and front to back. Joe and I usually have enough room left for ourselves and a couple of coffees (or lattes, if it’s a highfalutin’ gig!)
For those of you who get the blog in an email or reader, you’ll always find a link to the equipment page at the end of the post, just above all of the “sharing” links. For those who visit the blog directly, you’ll find a link on the sidebar, along with the link at the end of each post. Depending on what Joe is talking about (and what kind of mood he’s in), he’ll put specific gear links directly in the post as well (i.e. “So I sparked the fnugy with a pepper, then had him re-adjust the c-stand with the Elinchrom Octa, which produced a beautiful quality of light.”)
To be honest, this is something we’ve had in mind for a while, but just now got around to doing. I would say that the number one question we get when Joe teaches is some variation of either, “What’s that?” or,”Who makes this?” Now we can tell them, then point them to this page in case they forget!
And, if I may take a second to make a shameless plug, I would like to point out that I too have a blog. I’m not as consistent as Joe, but I try to share nuggets of assistant-wisdom when I can. Be on the lookout for continued stories in my “Mistakes” series, including a multiple-part saga that occurred at the beginning of my stint with Joe. Part of it involves me in a Mexican ER at 1 a.m. the night before the Baja 1000 (my mom loved getting that text message in the middle of the night!)
Seriously, thanks again to everyone for all of your support. And, in keeping with Joe’s ending, more tk…