Photographers should not have a nip or two during a photo shoot even if it is a party for the group Lynyrd Skynyrd in New York City at Nathan’s Hot Dog Palace. It was getting late and everything that had to be photographed or needed to be photographed was finished. I was looking to leave the party when out of the corner of my eye there were two members of the Skynyrd band finishing off a bottle of Jack. At the same time, which must have been fate, an organ grinder and his monkey who were hired for the party passed right in front of me. I ran over to the organ grinder and asked him if I could use his monkey in a set up photo I wanted to do with two members of the Skynyrd group. He nodded fine, and I grabbed the chimps hand and brought him over to the table where the band was sitting. The band loved it and gave out some loud laughs, but there was something missing in the shot. Yes, I’m the one who gave the chimp the bottle as a prop. I took a few steps back and started to shoot. -- Richard E. Aaron Plus-X film ASA 125 35mm lens 1/60 sec f/5.6 Strobe on camera
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