"We're gonna need a bigger boat."
- Police Chief Martin Brody
I'm spooked by sharks - period.
What can I say... other than I've watched way too many "Shark Weeks" with my boys.
So, when I was working out the details of the shoot, and the creative director smiled and told me that "it looks like you're going in the water"... the only thing I could say was - "lovely."
The ocean would be cold, that's for sure. I'd probably be a few hundred yards from the shoreline and in deep water too.
Sharky conditions - am I right?
Well, of course not and I probably sound like a damn fool for even suggesting so.
But nevertheless, fears were subsided when my younger brother (who surfs more days than not in San Diego) told me about an article he had read which stated more people are killed by pigs than sharks.
Sound advice from a twenty-four year old.
By the time this shot was highlighted on our shot list, my mind was free from this nonsense and I was ready for the task at hand. We left the resort in a Zodiac at sunrise and proceeded to capture beautiful stills and pieces of video footage too - amid migrating whales to boot.
There is something to be said about having a healthy imagination.