Bye bye

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Today is Steve’s last day and tomorrow is Shylo’s. Almost feels like end of an era. Usually when people leave the agency you feel sad because someone you’ve spent a ton of time with is no longer part of the day’s family. So you pretty much imagine you’ll never see them again. Sad.

Working with Sarah

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Sarah and I are hard at work in the kitchen at TRG Studios in Cleveland. After a long day on our feet for three ads yesterday, the “rest” is nice. Though we are working just as hard remotely as if we were in the office. Just with fewer distractions.

TRG Studios

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At TRG this is where we usually see all the food being shot. Today it’s quiet and just us for now.

TRAFFIC!!!

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Traffic for no reason. We’re just stopped on I-77. Gr! I don’t miss this part of driving at all!

Cars: Hyundai Sonata

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Thanks to Avis’ own version of automotive categorizing, the Hyundai Sonata is a full-size car. Either this or a whole minivan. They are insane sometimes.

My favorite urinal

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This is quite possibly my second-most favorite public bathroom device ever: the urinal at Diebold. It’s perfect in that it could be a toilet, urinal and bidet all in one with little modification. This bathroom also has a bottle of breath freshener and a shoe shining machine. Very choice.

Last photoshoot

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Last photoshoot of the day and there’s a dozen people in this room. I am exhausted and my knees are killing me. Still, we’re having fun and the energy around this group is great.

First photoshoot

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We are ready for the first shoot. All we have to do is wait for the model and we’re off and running. Shoot one of three today.

Cleveland approach

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Just coming into Cleveland now. we’ll be here for a couple days for a Diebold photoshoot. it’s been early a year since i’ve been here. Sarah and I will have a blast!

A Classic Mac

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Ladies and gentlemen, another addition to my classics at home. This time it’s not from the 1980s, but a 1990 Macintosh Classic. System 6.0.1 (not even MultiFinder), a 40MB hard drive and an ImageWriter II printer. And it all works flawlessly, a testament to Apple’s engineering. It’s running MS Word (version 5!) right now and it’s just as responsive my now 1.25GHz computer with MS Word. Not cool, but this will be a great toy to play with. I’m going to try to get System 7.1 installed, my most favorite OS Mac ever made.