THE COOLEST FEELING IN THE WORLD
|More than five hours after this photo was taken, I'm still smiling. |
Thanks to Mark Arnold for taking over the role of photographer!
If you didn't know me and you saw me now, you might think I was a victim of too much Botox. My face hurts from being frozen into a permanent grin the past five-plus hours.
But the pain is worth it. See that photo of me with Ruben V? See the t-shirt I'm wearing? That's MY photo of Ruben!
|The original photo of Ruben V, taken at Sam's Burger Joint|
June 25, 2011.
A few weeks ago Ruben contacted me and asked if I would give him permission to use one of my photos on his newest t-shirt. I thought about it long and hard.
I think I blurted out my reply before he finished asking the question.
I sent him the high-resolution image and then tried not to think about it too much. Amazingly enough, I was pretty successful at that.
Then tonight I walked into Sam's Burger Joint for Ruben's show. I got there early when he was still doing the sound check and so I busied myself with setting up my camera and checking the lighting.
He went off stage and the next thing I knew, there he was at my table, holding up the t-shirt with his picture...MY PICTURE. It was the coolest feeling in the world.
He had just picked them up from the print shop. When I got my shirt out of the box...it was still warm. Talk about hot off the presses!
I must admit, it was pretty awesome seeing people buy the shirt. The first time I see someone out in public wearing it, I'll try to refrain from running up to them and gushing, "That's MY photo of Ruben."