I Won’t Complain Any More

Another asset for a photographer: being short! Who knew?

An item in today’s Writer’s Almanac, a daily newsletter from Garrison Keillor at PBS chockablock with fascinating facts about poets, writers, essayists, and generally inspirational people:

Photo copyright by Alfred Eisenstaedt/LIFE“Today is the birthday of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, born in Tczew, Poland (1898). He was able to sneak around and get great candid shots, because he was only about five feet tall. He’s the photographer of that iconic shot of the sailor kissing a woman in a white dress at the V-J Day celebration in Times Square.”

I won’t complain again that I’m so short (although I’ll need a new excuse for my dearth of iconic photos).

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8 Responses to I Won’t Complain Any More

  1. Stef says:

    There are assets to every feature; the ‘trick’ in life is to accept them, appreciate them, and then exploit the heck out of them! 🙂

  2. “Only about five feet tall.” Only? At 5 feet and 3/4 of an inch, should I take offense?

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