Ribbon cuttings, check passings and ground breakings tend to the bane of a photographer’s existence. They are the epitome of drudgery work that has very little opportunity for creativity or reward. Most photographers would rather go through root canal surgery than to be assigned to one of the aforementioned grunt work events.
At the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce I ran into what is surely an inner ring of a photographer’s hell. Chromed shovels (used in ground breakings) and a giant pair of silver-colored scissors (for ribbon cuttings) sit tucked away in a corner. Fortunately there wasn’t a giant check (check passings) or it would have been a photo nightmare trifecta.