Day: September 1, 2018

Carousel Bar


This is the place. The Carousel Bar in The Hotel Monteleone. It’s not the usual picture. The usual picture is the one that shows the entire carousel and is usually photographed from one of the bar entrances. Everybody makes that picture. Even me. Mine lives in various photo agency files. It is rarely licensed because why would you? If everybody takes this picture, then somebody is willing license it for a couple of dollars. But, that guy isn’t me. I was taught early on to make a picture that is a little different.  Not just for salability but for aesthetic and artistic reasons. Sometimes I can do that. Often, I can’t. And, sometimes clients want the same old thing. That’s what their art director saw once and that’s what he or she wants. Imagine hiring a guy like me and art directing to make a picture that’s been already made 100 times. Don’t make me say it. This picture falls outside of those bounds. For sure it’s the Carousel Bar. You can see that in …