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. . . rubber bath tub toys walked into the studio of Frederick Scott Archer (1851) to have wet plate portraits made? Perhaps the results would have looked something like this:

they’d have had no problem with being still for a long exposure.

I was setting up for a commercial assignment on a street corner in KC’s Power and Light District last month when I met Amir. We chatted about photography (mostly Photoshop) and he was gracious enough to stand in for the subject so I could test the light before the subject arrived. Amir’s one of those rare spirits who appears to be comfortable talking to just about anyone and gives off a very positive energy. He’s a genuinely nice guy. I gave him my card and we’ve talked some via email. He wants to be a motivational speaker or spoken word artist. Yesterday, I went to the Plaza to make a few pictures of him (in the black cap). The bonus was that he brought his friend, Gary, and I made a few pictures of him as well. Great faces and really nice guys.

I was at Baker to drop off some prints for a client. It was also a grey and rainy day. I decided to see what I could see around the Baker Chapel. I found a few interesting things in the half hour I was there.