2 Dec 2004

Double Trouble

The Meerkat's day-world of office humdrum rarely crosses over into the more exciting nocturnal world of martial arts madness, but the other day I had the rare pleasure of being asked to assist in a photo shoot involving 6 year old twins partaking in a mock karate class. I bought uniforms and belts, worked out poses and sketched ideas. The day of the shoot came and while the professionals were busy sorting out the equipment, I also turned into kiddies entertainer and motivator as they were looking a bit bored and probably would have got up to all sorts of mischief. Anyhow, we got them into their little Ninja poses and there was me running on and off set making sure they kept their places, while the stylists was making sure the pins and clips didn't show and the hair&beauty person brushed makeup on everyone. Am happy to report that the shoot went very well and my ideas were transcribed fairly faithfully by the photographer. The only annoying thing was that my final idea - the one where the twins would muck around and fight with each other - didn't really happen on cue, but once everyone's attentions were turned, they would do precisely that! Anyhow, a fun day and of course, the Meerkat is now available for hire for photoshoots and martial arts lessons to juniors.

About the Author


Author & Artist

Meerkatsu is the artist name for BJJ black belt Seymour Yang.


slideyfoot said...

So you hadn't started photography at this point? As I was under the impression that was a major part of your current job.

Meerkatsu said...

I think my serious attempt at studio lit photography came when I bought my first Digital SLR - the same one I use now in fact (Nikon D200). I think I acquired it (I didn't buy uit actually, it was a gift) around four years ago maybe?
My day job is to produce photo led feature stories ie find pro photographers and tell them what to do. This photoshoot was more lifestyle oriented, which was not what I did day to day so was a refreshing change.


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