Tis the season

...when more commercial work lands on my desk. I'm not complaining, mind you. Here's a shoot I'm working on:

One must eat. I owe my career in photography, and later in journalism, to sibling rivalry. My brother won a camera in a contest, and at seven years old, I had to have one too. So I worked, saved, cajoled, and conned my way into getting one. Jimmy Olsen was my hero. I never strayed very far from that myth or career track. Though my work, since I left the dust of battle, has been a bit less, well... gritty.