Jesse Rogers
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Photos, sketches, and thoughts from my everyday life

ROWDY On Monday (May 21st), I set out to find a good shot for my project with East Coast called PERSPECTIVES. Since I was in my hometown of Wenatchee at the time, I didn’t really expect to find a good subject, let alone a good setting. With a little help, I found a construction site with a few interesting guys on it. One of the workers was separated from the rest of the site and seemed to be far enough away from the supervisor that I could possibly get him to pose for me. I approached him (without my gear) and asked him if I could photograph him. He gave me a stern look and asked, “You got any money on you?” Being used to shooting with panhandlers, I instinctively reached for my pocket to check for change or $1 bills. He laughed and said, “You need to work on your sense of humor.” I quickly went to my car and set up my strobe and octabank and got a bearing on my settings. When I returned, he told me he wanted to bring his co-worker over for the photos too because “Brad is the real thorough-bred on site.” As a straight guy, even I have to admit, Brad’s a good looking dude. After I took photos of Brad, I asked for their names. Brad told me his first and last name, and when asked about his friend, he thought for a second, then replied, “I actually don’t know his real name. We’ve always just called him Rowdy.” __________ Follow me on: Facebook Twitter YouTube 

ROWDY

On Monday (May 21st), I set out to find a good shot for my project with East Coast called PERSPECTIVES. Since I was in my hometown of Wenatchee at the time, I didn’t really expect to find a good subject, let alone a good setting.

With a little help, I found a construction site with a few interesting guys on it. One of the workers was separated from the rest of the site and seemed to be far enough away from the supervisor that I could possibly get him to pose for me.

I approached him (without my gear) and asked him if I could photograph him. He gave me a stern look and asked, “You got any money on you?” Being used to shooting with panhandlers, I instinctively reached for my pocket to check for change or $1 bills. He laughed and said, “You need to work on your sense of humor.”

I quickly went to my car and set up my strobe and octabank and got a bearing on my settings. When I returned, he told me he wanted to bring his co-worker over for the photos too because “Brad is the real thorough-bred on site.” As a straight guy, even I have to admit, Brad’s a good looking dude.



After I took photos of Brad, I asked for their names. Brad told me his first and last name, and when asked about his friend, he thought for a second, then replied, “I actually don’t know his real name. We’ve always just called him Rowdy.”

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