I got a phone call one night from dear-Rubik-cubing Emily.
Emily: Hey man, do you have any pictures of me? Could you send them to me? I’m going for a casting tomorrow and need some pictures…
Me: Okay I’ll try, don’t remember if I have anything decent without a Laughter-Of-Emily look.
Fortunately, I found these, taken at a McDonalds in Ampang.
I don’t even remember why she started posing on the sofa.
Often, I prefer the serious look. It complements her Oriental features. Why the tight crop? I didn’t change from my 50mm F1.4, heh.
I sent it off later, and got this message the next day:
Hey, thanks for the picture man! I nailed the gig!
Ah, what joy!
Of course, I think there are a few hundred other people who take better portraits than I do, but it’s nice to know your picture helped someone get a job.
This is not Emily, but this shot got her in for something. I don’t remember what though. Ironically, this was totally casual and impromptu, too!