I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.“ Michael Jordan
How do you make magic in three minutes ? That is exactly what I had to do, in that amount of time with Hall of Fame legend Michael Jordan. I must say it’s always a pleasure to work with Mike. He is a first class person whom I have known for a really long time. He demands excellence on all levels every second of the day. It can be intimidating to work around someone as talented as him but when you are at a shoot it is important to remember he is human, sometimes super human, but he puts his pants on one leg at a time just like we do (at least I think so!).
Always keep this in mind…keep taking pictures and remember to have fun doing it.
The photo shoot went something like this: Got up way to early to make sure we had everything in place. We double-checked everything, and then waited…and waited…and waited. Then fifteen people walked into the room followed by Michael. Everyone was on edge, with the exception of my crew; we had done this before, and we knew things had to move quickly. Before you knew it after a few clicks of my shutter his manager was impatiently humming letting me know time was up and it was time for us to start breaking things down.
Somethings I learn from these kind of shoots: move quickly, know what you want. Also, watch the signs: once you have lost the client, you will never get them back.