Since today was her birthday, I told Molly she could pick today's 2degreesofBOB guest star. Her choice, our friend Steve, celebrated his 1st Father's Day as a Papa last weekend. His baby boy, Henry, was born last month. Steve's wife, Allison, has been friends with Molly since they both went to the University of Texas in the '90s. Steve is a photographer by trade—with at least a dozen years and counting with the Long Beach Press Telegram—so I'm a little embarrassed by the quality of this photo I'm posting. The framing, the lighting, the composition—there's nothing particularly special about the shot. It's the people, the event and the moment that are special. Steve and his cameras have captured many a special moment during his career as a staff photographer for the Press Telegram. He was on the field and in the locker room after the Angels won the World Series in '02. He was on the floor for many of the biggest games during the ShaqKobe years and more recently during this recent Kings run of Stanley Cup glory. Not to mention years of taking crime scene photos, human interest shots and portraits of the people that make up the fabric of a city. And Steve's going right to the source, getting face time and connecting with so many people, so many stories. After browsing through his photos and hearing his stories, I'm always convinced that Steve has one of the most interesting jobs of anyone I know. And now he's just taken on the most fascinating job of all: Dad. Happy belated Father's Day, Steve!
Do I know you? One man's attempt at a lifelong head count.
NOTE: If you think I might have a photo of you—most likely at least one great photo of you—don't be afraid to ask me to post it (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a brief entry about how I know you. And if I've met or known you but don't have any photo evidence, feel free to send along YOUR favorite photo of you. (I'm fascinated by what that slideshow might look like.)