I have a confession to make. I have a substance abuse problem – I’m addicted to light modifiers. I know, I know, it’s not very sexy right? I mean, most women are addicted to shoes and handbags, but shoes and handbags don’t do it for me like a good softbox does.
If you ask any woman why she needs 300 pairs of shoes she will be able to justify each purchase. Ditto for my light modifier collection.
My addiction started out as something fairly harmless. It started with a small purchase that I made with friends one night. No harm done, but then I started to buy gear alone.
My name is Gina Milicia and I’m a gear-aholic.
It had been a long week. I’d just come off a series of grueling back-to-back shoots. I was exhausted but couldn’t sleep. My mind was running at a million miles an hour and there was no way I was ever going to fall asleep in that state. I needed help, I needed a fix. Just one more, I told myself. You’ve been working so hard, you deserve it. Nobody will ever know. One little hit, go on…
Nothing good ever happens after . . .