Serendipity

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yellow vents and reflection smallMy camera club’s topic for the month is Cars. Food was last month and I was forbidden to use anything that I took in the studio. Sorry, I digress. So, another photographer and I went to the car show in Philadelphia. It was a great place to shoot (as long as you had a tripod.) As we were leaving, I see the truck that carries around one the the “Monster Trucks” that was there and I see the Cheeburger, Cheeburger, logo and a couple of olives sticking out over the tops of cars. Now, I recognize those olives. Lo and behold, there are three photos that I took for Cheeburger, Cheeburger last year on the side of thephoto-3 truck.

This was the first time that I serendipitously found one of my photos in a major ad campaign. You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.

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Other photos from the car show…

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About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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2 Responses to Serendipity

  1. Bob says:

    Just curious about the cheeseburger shots. Since you were surprised to see the images, were they licensed for this usage?
    Car pictures are very impressive, especially for location work. When I’ve gone to events to shoot I’ve sometimes been given a hard time. First they ask if im are working for a news paper and if not they say well then what are you doing. Someone could trip on the tripod or someone said the camera makes them feel creepy. At Monmouth Park Craft Beer and Barbecue festival the complaint was “If you arent with a news paper the girls (beer servers) dont want to be in any pictures. Ironically I saw a shot very similar to the one I was taking on the Mon Park FB page the next day.
    Do you ever get this response?

  2. Jerry says:

    I did the photos for them for menus and webpage and granted unlimited usage rights. I just never dreamed of this as one of the uses. They are not in violation of the copyright agreement…Next time I’ll limit rights.

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