The ‘client’

by Patrick O'Brien

Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

In an earlier post on hitchhiking, I wrote about exchanging my camera skills for food, water and some where to pitch my tent — a fresh twist on singing-for-one’s-supper.

My ratio of male to female drivers is around 50/50 and, while not surprising, it’s worth noting that, as I grow older, so does the age of my female drivers. These days a lot of grandmothers stop.

Grandmothers make for both the best and worst of clients, in the sense that, while always keen to have portraits of their grandchildren, they often want to run the shoot. Many professionals ban mothers and grandmothers from their sets for this very reason.

I try and fit them in . . .