I couldn't start the title of this post with the word "shoot" (for obvious reasons) but I think you get the point.
Since leaving newspapers a couple of years ago, I have had lots of fun working on new (and different) projects, but it's times like these that make me remember why editorial and documentary work will always be my first love.
I had the privilege of spending a short afternoon with US Vice President Joe Biden together with a select group of media photographers (thought it wasn't that intimate, what with the 30-car motorcade and hundreds of officials and Secret Service Agents) during his recent visit to Singapore on a whirlwind tour through Asia.
The rushing, the waiting, the sweating, the running, the huffing and puffing, all served to boost my adrenaline past their usual sedate level and I had fun throughout the whole thing (though to keep my street cred, I engaged in the usual amount of complaining that usually occurs between fellow photojournalists.)
People say that news photography is dead (or at least dying) but I, for one, believe there will always be a place for pictures that are more than grip and grins.