3.10.2012

Randy Milligan, 1991 Studio (Studio Saturday No. 48)


Name: Randy Milligan
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Position: First base
Value of card: Three dead orioles in a shoebox, left on your ex-girlfriend's porch
Key 1990 stat: 3 inches in receding hairline
Conversation between Randy Milligan and a Studio photographer, April 12, 1991:
Studio photographer: Hello, Randy. It's good to have you here.
Randy Milligan: (rotates head, makes eye contact and smiles wide) Oh, realllllly?
SP: Uh, yeah. We're glad to have you here for this photo session.
RM: (rotates head, makes eye contact and smiles wide) Oh, realllllly?
SP: Yes, Randy. It's a photo session. Studio is kind of a new idea we think will be a hit with collectors.
RM: (rotates head, makes eye contact and smiles wide) Oh, realllllly?
SP: Um, well, yes. We think fans are craving something new. Something more personal than cards with typical action shots.
RM: (rotates head, makes eye contact and smiles wide) Oh, realllllly?
SP: Yes, Randy. Yes. We believe this is a big step forward in the baseball card industry. We foresee players shedding their professional personas and giving their biggest fans an insider's look at who they are. We want to bring the humanity back to the game through candid portraits that give a familiar yet complicated look at who you guys really are.
RM: (rotates head, makes eye contact and smiles wide) Oh, realllllly?
SP: Yes, yes, yes. We want to get to the real you. We want you to show your fans that you're not some machine that repeats the same actions over and over. You're a human being, Randy, and our job today is to convey that.
RM: (rotates head, makes eye contact and smiles wide) Oh, realllllly?
SP: Really. (snaps photo)
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2 comments:

  1. That was brilliant. i love the last photogs line, tying the two points together.

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