I was brows­ing my archives and I stum­bled across this pho­to. It was a group pho­to of a few DJs from dif­fer­ent ‘clans’ at the end of the night after a ‘bat­tle’.

I was on stage, light­ing was min­i­mal when I took this pic­ture.

Lollipop pres. SEDUCTION - a GOLDSOUNDS & BLUE ( I ) collaboration - 6 November 2009Noth­ing spe­cial about this pic­ture, but the sto­ry behind reminds me of the arro­gance behind it.

There was two pho­tog­ra­phers on stage that night. The first pho­tog­ra­ph­er took a shot, rather high shut­ter speed, per­haps a very strong strobe as well. Sec­ond pho­tog­ra­ph­er took this, slow shut­ter speed, a hint of strobe.

First pho­tog­ra­ph­er thought it was unusu­al­ly slow, hand­shake and all. He then peek at the pre­view on the LCD screen of the sec­ond pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

Very nice, what set­tings did you use?”

Of course it’s nice. See who is hold­ing the cam­era. Talk expe­ri­ence, you are not there yet.’

With an arro­gant atti­tude, the sec­ond pho­tog­ra­ph­er walked away.

That sec­ond pho­tog­ra­ph­er, is me.