Ruth Ann Mettler (left) and Julie Schumann (right) both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, wait to release balloons in honor of balloon artist Rickie Rowray after a union meeting at the IBEW Local #1362 Union Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rowray, who passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, entertained children and adults with his balloon creations and magic for 24 years. Rowray worked for Rockwell Collins for 37 years and retired in December 2002. Rowray was a member of the union for 35 years. (Jim Slosiarek/Gazette-KCRG)
This was one of the quickest assignments I have ever shot. It was over in a minute. Ninety seconds, tops. Getting names from the women I photographed took longer. Some assignments are like that. Others take more time to connect with a subject to a point where they are more comfortable with the camera. Each assignment is different. That’s an attraction to the job.