From Lane Johnson, J2004, photo[at]laglj.com.
Hi, howdy and what’s up. My name is Lane Johnson. I’m a recent alumnus –
’04 – of the school and more recently a photo adjunct. I’m writing because I would like to photograph you reporting. No, it’s not an incestuous news story
but rather a promotional endeavor for the school; the administration would
like to present a more visual image (read hip) of the school to prospective
students. My present charge is to photograph you – working, reporting,
interviewing. The images need to be self-contained and, well, cool. I’m
looking for lots of color and commotion—cops, fires, any wacky spot news,
festivals, big demonstrations, prominent faces, the whole gamut really. If
you’re reporting a story that lends itself to this project (or just want the
attention) please call me: 917.327.2722. You can email as well,
firstname.lastname@example.org, but I think phone calls will move the project along quicker.
I’m setting aside Thursdays-Sundays until semester’s end to work on this and
am even hoping to begin tomorrow, Friday. The weeks will slip by I’m sure,
especially with the holiday next week, so please call me asap with ideas. I’m
open to all queries. I’m hoping to capture both broadcast and non, and while
the administration suggested I focus on RW1 I’m looking forward to hearing
about any and all stories where you’re out and about rocking in the field. But
call too if you’re interviewing a famous face (or at least has a prominent look
– politicians, doctors). Just call. Thanks.
The images will be used in the sundry promotional publications the school
Lane Johnson, photographer