sometimes it's pure capitalism. i've been working on a project for the bar down the street. i love doing stuff for local bars and restaurants because it means i will always have a place to go where i will be treated really good. call it padding my own seat, but i think it's the little things that make life good.
i still think i did a pretty good job, no matter the purpose. lighting a bar to make it still look like a bar, especially one with almost no natural light, is a tough job no matter what. then add in a group of subjects that all want to look perfect, (deservedly so), and you gots yourself a good puzzle.