photo credit: Hannah Perkins
As Summer approaches, I have increasing opportunities to meet with and photograph high school seniors. This past week, I had the opportunity to meet with Shant Eghian to take his senior photos. Not long into the shoot, Shant demonstrated his incredible talent for creating puns. There were a lot of laughs as my assistant and I heard that the reason the hot dog vendor couldn't win the Boston marathon was that he couldn’t ketchup with the rest of the runners.
After getting Shant's photos with the backdrop, I got to meet his brother, Armen, and take some portraits of him as well. Armen too, we found, had great talent when it came to puns. He told us about a time Charles Dickens walked into a bar and asked for a vodka martini. The bartender asked, “Olive or twist?”
I threw (threw = took five minutes to make sure all was safely secured) two cameras, flashes and extra batteries into my backpack, and we walked down the streets of Providence, RI to finish the shoot.