New York high-schooler takes senior portrait with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and lasers
Photograph by Vincent Giordano
Senior pictures are a big deal for many, especially for Draven Rodriguez, a senior attending Schenectady High School in New York. Draven submitted a rather interesting photo for his school’s yearbook, complete with lasers and his special little feline friend, Mr. Bigglesworth.
The photo was featured on Trinacria Photography’s website. Denver’s Dirty was able to reach the photographer for his comments.
Q: Is this the most interesting senior photo you have ever taken?
A: This is definitely the most interesting Senior portrait I have taken. Draven had a fun idea to do a retro style photo with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and my wife has been making similar images for our personal Photo Art projects for years; it was a match made in heaven.
Q: What was it like working with Mr. Bigglesworth?
A: Working with Mr. Bigglesworth was a dream. He was always on time, was always spot on with his poses and was a true professional. He did need to take a few breaks to recompose himself, but went right back to his true Pro-Purrfection.
Q: Everyone has been talking about the photo on the internet for the past few days. Even Kaskade lent his support with his own take on the image.
A: As far as all the attention this Photo and the petition have received, I am amazed. We just shot the photo session on Sunday afternoon, had a lot of fun, and did all the post production on Sunday night. Draven posted the pic with the petition and from there the image took on a life of it’s own; it’s a wild scene man, just wild. There have been a wave of emails asking permission to show the image, TV producers trying to get in touch with Draven and watching all the TV spots on it. It’s been a full time job this week navigating everything, but we had so much fun doing it all. I was told the Principal of Schenectady High (Draven’s school) wants to do a version of the photo with Draven and both of their cats. I will ask to take that photo for them. At last check, Draven’s petition is up to 6,300 signatures; it will be fun to see how all this turns out.
Just recently, Draven has updated his page with the following statement: