I had a handful of quick-hit assignments for the Wall Street Journal recently, including what I think may be my shortest ever.
For a story on pangasius fish importing, I had one minute and fifty-five seconds to photograph three pallets being loaded into a truck at Preferred Freezer Services in Everett, Massachusetts. It was a very challenging shoot, not least because my right arm was broken while I shot it.
For a story on a new type of funding for startups, I spent a few minutes with Drafted founder Vinayak Ranade in the Blade incubator offices in Boston. The crux of the story is that a relatively new type of funding agreement called a Simple Agreements for Future Equity allows new startups to handle funding in a much easier way than traditional convertible note funding.
For a story on agricultural automation, I tried my hand at product photography by shooting the HV-100 robots made by Harvest Automation in North Billerica, Massachusetts. The robots are capable of lifting and repositioning potted plants and are used by greenhouses and other agricultural operations. The robots can be used in non-agricultural settings, as well.
And for a story on a gynecological technique called morcellation that has fallen out of favor, I spent a few minutes with Millbury, Mass., reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Brian M. Clark in his offices.