|© Chris A Crumley|
January 31, 2008
Excess Baggage Charges
I'm chuckling as I'm writing this and looking at the image. This is real. When a photographer goes on location and has to take everything needed because there are no photography rental businesses in most of the third world, this is what it looks like getting from the airport to the hotel. The problem worsens if he/she is also an underwater photographer; that means personal dive equipment plus coordinated underwater gear for the models.
Hey, I'm not complaining. It's just the nature of the beast. So, if you're in some far off airport and it's short of skycaps and you see a bunch of black cases stenciled with my name and there's no crew in sight, give me a hand, okay? Or, just offer to watch the stuff so I can go to the bathroom or look for a latte.