A few blogs ago, I featured a story about Bruce Jones, one of my long time photography assistants. Today, I have some interesting and telling photos of another long- standing and my current number one go-to assistant, Phil Allison.
Phil and I have worked together for 10 years or so, and he’s one of the hardest working, most reliable and loyal partners I could have. His do-whatever-it-takes attitude has made every production run smoothly and saved my sanity on many occasions.
The pictures I am posting pretty much show Phil as he is – unpretentious, fun loving, (downright goofy at times), and bursting with energy. But don’t let that fool you. He is all business when it comes to making stunning photography with me and is always at the ready, even before I think to ask.
So, I’d like to present
The Many Faces of Phil Allison.
First we have “Stand-In Phil” doing what he does on nearly every shot,
standing in for the photo to do a check of the lighting & composition.
Next we have “Alter Ego Phil” representing the comic relief he adds to the shoot.
I know it seems wacky, but he creates a wonderful atmosphere of fun which enables everyone to have a relaxed shoot, which I consider to be the gateway to creativity.
And then there’s “Assistants Just Gotta Have Fun Phil”
And we finish with the signature “After Shoot Heel Click Phil”