The life of a photo assistant was never dull, working in both the studio and on location made every day a completely new and different experience. And during my 10 years (1990 – 2000) of working as one, I often sat in for the test polaroids while the lighting was tuned in.  And I never left a Polaroid laying around if it had my image on it, so I have a very interesting collection of myself captured in a wide variety of sets and situations.  And so this is the place that I will post them until my stash runs out. Enjoy, laugh and make fun of them if you must. Just remember to tell me when 60 seconds are up!

This is a self-portrait from way back in fall of 1991, taken during the first few weeks of working for Mark Gooch as an assistant. More than likely, I was supposed to be doing something else, judging by the fact I’m wearing a darkroom lab coat. Polaroid Type 664, complete with water and/or chemical stains.

Photo by Mark Gooch

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