JadedSnapper is in the photographers’ room
OldTimeTog: Right you whipper-snapper look at this picture, this is why experience counts!
JadedSnapper: Where’ve you been?
OldTimeTog: This family had lost their rabbit
JS: Oh, is that…
OldTimeTog: News? It’s always had a slippery definition young Jaded..
JS: How is it defined?
OldTimeTog: By the number of blank spaces in the Evening Snooze and the temperature of EditorBoss’ blood. When they both hit sky high make sure you’re snapping a pot hole, or go find ConcernedResident or anything – just don’t be in the office
JS: Ok, so why did you get sent on this lost rabbit job?
OldTimeTog: They needed my experience, it’s about experience [points significantly to his head]
JS: So what did you do?
OldTimeTog: Well I don’t like to reveal my secrets of course…
JS: No that would be telling.
OldTimeTog: Seeing as you asked though –
JS: [interest perked] Yes?
OldTimeTog: Have a look at this [puts picture up on screen]
OldTimeTog: What? What do you mean ‘erm’
JS: Well it’s just that you’ve got two girls of about six standing next to a rabbit hutch –
OldTimeTog: One of them’s only four mate
JS: Alright, but little girls in any case –
OldTimeTog: That was the brief mate, but look at this extra detail [waves the mouse around their faces]
JS: Yeah, I was going to ask you about that…
OldTimeTog: Tears Jaded, tears, that’s what makes the picture. That’s what turns it from a humdrum image into a shining beacon of press work. Brilliant isn’t it?
JS: Brilliant? Well yes, I wouldn’t photograph crying kids to be honest, I’d let them cuddle their mummy…
OldTimeTog: You see [points to his head] experience, you would flinch in the face of human trauma, I carried on, I faced reality and brought home the tragedy… That’s what gets you the Pulitzer
JS: What a lost rabbit?
OldTimeTog: All shapes and sizes Jaded, all shapes and sizes. But you see, I made sure I’d bring home the bacon…
JS: How do you mean?
OldTimeTog: [stretches back on seat, smirks] You see, I might have helped it along, to bring the emotion into the image…
OldTimeTog: I told them they’re rabbit was dead