May 18th, 2011
My very funny photographer friend Marco Garcia got his 15 minutes of fame in front of the camera on a May 2, 2011 episode of Hawaii Five-O alongside singer Rick Springfield. Marco is a friend, yeah I know he’s been a good friend of mine.
He was hired to coordinate a realistic photo shoot that the plot would hinge around; a famous fashion photographer is killed, and Mc Garret and Danno solve the homicide. "I was tasked to coordinate all photographic lighting and grip equipment. Production relied on my skills to make it look believable as well as functional as I also had to assist Hawaii Five-O director Brad Turner (Alias, Smallville, 24, and many others) during his real photo shoot," says Marco. In the end, it was decided Marco should get on camera and play the photographer's assistant as well.
Lately something’s changed, it ain’t hard to define. Marco's got himself an acting job and now he thinks he's all fine. "The actor, no less, was RICK SPRINGFIELD. Yes, Jessie’s Girl, General Hospital, mega 80′s great. How fun," continues Marco, who says Springfield was better at being on camera than working one.
Therefore, Marco had to teach Springfield. "I had to channel my inner Austin Powers and gave Springfield such key phrases as 'right in the lens, baby,' 'give it to me, baby,' and other over-the-top phrases that make for good TV." Marco's been funny; he's been cool with the lines. Ain’t that the way a photog's supposed to be?
I remember Rick Springfield as an 80's teen sensation. Oh, he was so cute. Me and all my girlfriends used to swoon over his picture.
Marco sent a photo. Springfield looks a bit different now.
I wish that I was Jessie's girl.
More on this in Marco's blog at http://www.marcogarciaphotography.com/blog/.