He told me his name..

Submitted to Nice to Meet You
Uploaded 5 Sep 2009 — 6 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Brian James
Views 280
Likes 0
Favorites 6
Comments 3
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Brian James’s Photos

  • Itsy bitsy..
  • He told me his name..
  • Vred.
  • Dinner decisions.

Submitted to Nice to Meet You

  • old lady
  • He told me his name..
  • Suck my Thumb.
Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 5, 2009
TakenJune 26, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
No categories yet.
No tags yet.

Q: Choosing a Pentax prime lens

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

..was Action Jackson.

I was on a portrait assignment shooting a young lady named Celeste when this gentleman sat down to observe. He first asked if she (Celeste) was going to be putting on a show (She did look like the lead singer of a punk rock band.). I said no, and explained that we were taking photographs for her modeling portfolio. I showed him a few of the shots we had captured on my camera's LCD and he was impressed. Knowing that he liked what he saw, I asked if I could shoot his portrait. He kindly agreed. I introduced myself and asked for his name. He paused, thought for a minute, replied with "Action Jackson" and we shook hands. I was pretty sure that wasn't his name, but, I liked what he had come up with. I only took three frames, I knew I had gotten the shot (Once you've got it, you've got it. No need to keep shooting.). Action was very relaxed in front of the camera and his eye contact was magnificent. Action had confidence, dressed neatly and was well mannered. I thanked him for the opportunity to take his photograph and shook his hand one more time. He said I should get back to work and went on his way.. Thank you Action Jackson.

3 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    A wonderful portrait!

  • Erich Mangl

    Erich Mangl gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    great photo, nice story :-) (btw, my real name is Modest Handsome)

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    The portrait is cake and the story icing.

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up