I set this one up as a tribute of sorts for all of my newspaper buddies. I started out as a photojournalist and from time to time I really miss it; with furlough days and layoffs it’s not a pretty industry to be working in right now though. These are also all of my grandmother’s newspapers (she’s the only person I know who continues to have them delivered to the door and still does the crosswords, everyday – you’ll see her handwriting folded over in the middle of the desk) and I used my grandfather’s Zippo and typewriter too, so I guess it’s a bit of a tribute to them as well.
The set up is cheap and simple really. I find half the battle in photography to be coming up with ideas not the technical side of things. The other half is being able to afford the ideas. This set cost me $14. Here’s how it all breaks down: