1. My father, dressed as Santa. I drove him around yesterday as he carried out his usual December 24 rounds, visiting the children of friends. This was taken at dusk in Bowring Park. where he handed out treats to strangers who approached him for pictures, handshakes and glad tidings.

    Merry Christmas to you all. 

     
  2. This is Angela. We were shooting for a 2013 pin-up calendar she’ll be appearing in. These three outtakes (and everything else we shot that day) were taken in Bowring Park, St. John’s.

    This was one of the last photos I took during the afternoon we were working together. It won’t work at all for what we were ultimately trying to create, but it is one of my favorite shots of the day.

     
  3. Breaking character: Angela cracks up at something I say. I was probably trying to offer insightful artistic direction but more likely was stammering my way through something like, “Um, do you think you could maybe hike that up just a little more? Yup, good. Thanks.” 

     
  4. GPOYW: Me, giving a talk on photography and explaining this photo I took of my father/Santa Claus last Christmas Eve.

     
  5. My father as Santa meets a well-wisher in Bowring Park, St. John’s.

    "God bless you, Santa," this gent said with all apparent sincerity. "You’re a good man."

    "Thank you," my father replied. "And don’t worry, you’ll get that truck you asked for."

     
  6. Bowring Park, last December.