"I'm just not photogenic, there's nothing you can do about it!" Maria bursts out laughing.
Not so fast lady ; challenge accepted. I take speedy snaps ; it's nippy out and this Maria Full of Grace has friend waiting for her.
Within a minute I call it a wrap. I thank her and turn to leave but I catch a surprised look on Maria's face:
"Wait... that's it? I thought you were going to ask me to pose in front of the wall... you're not as much of a hotshot as I thought !"
"Is that so?!?!?!" I think to myself with as many exclamation marks.
So I retort: "Now here's a real challenge. Let's do it!"
I turn into a bona fide art director, tell her to strut by the wall covered in graffiti - she poses and smiles. Goes to show, you only need a few good shots to become a hotshot.