Friday, August 17, 2012

A Photo A Day For 6 Months: Day 99~ 20th And Lexington

"You can't live to be a hundred if you give up all that makes you want to live to be a hundred."

~Woody Allen

It was a successful day. And odd. And completely nerve-racking. And... AWESOME. I did it, I found Woody Allen in San Francisco, and got the shot. Alan and I got to the location where they were shooting, the corner of 20th and Lexington, in the Mission district. There was only a small crowd of about 20, and that varied from time to time as folks either gave up, or simply lost interest. I wasn't about to do either. It all paid off a couple hours later when I got to see Woody Allen come down the red stairway, climb into his town car and leave for a lunch break.

It was worth it? It was the best 2 hours I have ever spent in San Francisco. I got to watch them film scenes. I got to people watch, and believe me that was interesting, and the weather couldn't have been better. Warm, but not hot. Just perfect. When we first turned onto Lexington, I felt a little nervous. Then as we parked around the corner and began to walk back to the location of the shooting, I started to babble, and sweat. Why was I getting so flummoxed out over this? Well, you know, it was that New York minute that I always wanted to have. Would it live up to how I imagined it being? Would I be disappointed should he fart in front of me? Would it be boring?

None of the above. It was exactly how I thought it would be. The only thing missing was a corned beef sandwich from the Carnegie Deli. But now I know... it wasn't really needed at all.

Scenes From An Untitled Woody Allen  Movie ...


~Me :)

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jr cline said...

That looks like wonderful fun. I'm glad you managed to get these shots. Cool!
Now I can say I know a paparazzi photographer. :-)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love that you did all this, with such persistence and such success! But will it be as good as his "early, funny ones," as the aliens said in Stardust Memories?