Chicago Window Washer
GEO Magazine and the Joy of Work
I was delighted when GEO magazine reached out to ask about licensing my portrait of a window-washer for a double-truck in their “Kosmos” feature. The photograph continues to be one of my favorite, not least of all because you don’t often see portraits taken while looking down the side of a skyscraper. What I also enjoy the moment of a man who loves his work. We all want to enjoy our work, yet to see someone reveling in their employment is so un-Dilbertian. There’s honor in all work. Seeing him strapped in, pushing off the side of a building in the hot sun – it is such a great reminder that one person’s no-way-I’m-going-to-do-that drudgery is another person’s I-love-this joy. Great for him! Now if I could just find more copies of GEO in Chicago, I will be sending him a copy (hope he speaks German).