Fayetteville, AR: Then and NowPosted: 12/28/2011
During the few days I was in town, I gathered enough people to make the shot, and happened onto a friendly photog.
Photo by Tim Ryan Smith. What a guy– I assumed the man my friend Stephanie was talking to at the coffee shop was someone she’d known for a while. Using the rule of association, I plainly asked what he was doing at 3pm and if there was a real camera in that case around his neck. Fayetteville, an artsy college town, is quite crawling with handsome young men with cameras around their necks, but Tim happened to be a Real Life Photographer. I didn’t know this until later, and felt quite chagrined.We just needed a seventh person to take the shot, and I was relieved to find someone willing.
Once he started directing the shot, moving the car and making sure everyone was exactly posed, I realized I could never have done it without a professional. He got the shots, edited them and sent them to me in a day. However these are used in the “Found Fayetteville“ show, it was a wonderful experience with old and new friends.