This is the third Sunday in a row that I finished my day in a comfortable hotel room in preparation for a Monday morning shoot.
From New York to Tulsa to Cleveland. All are cities that I’m familiar with and never get tired of visiting. It’s even better when I’m working.
Interestingly though, only a fraction of the time spent on each project actually involves me using a camera. The bulk of the time is spent traveling.
I always give myself plenty of time for transit so that I never feel rushed. I can’t stomach the stress of being even a minute late for a commissioned gig so getting there early is my standard operating procedure. In all three cases, a day early.
This morning, like the other departure days, I loaded up my single rolling case and hit the road. Before I left, I hung my metaphorical “gone fishing” sign on my imaginary studio door.
I’m sure I’ll have some great fish stories to tell when I get home on Wednesday.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.