Extracting the Spirit of Christmas

I worked for a “photo mill” this holiday season.  My job was to take photos of people with Santa.  Well, more accurately, my job was to manage the set at the mall where we collectively ‘sold Santa.’

Sitting with Santa 2013

Sitting with Santa 2013

Being a photographer first, I chose to run the camera and let the other staff take care of greeting, running the register, etc.  It was a fun experience and I got a bunch of practice posing and pulling smiles out of many nervous and frightened children.  But one man made my season on Christmas Eve…

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