Tyvek Coveralls Today!

Today, our dress for work was head to toe, Tyvek.

Ready for the clean room…hair net, surgical mask, safety glasses and white lab coat, first set of airlock doors…step on sticky floor pads before putting on shoe covers, second set of airlock doors…remove lab coat, full Tyvek coveralls,  Tyvek knee high booties, second hair net and not one, BUT two layers of latex gloves…I wear a size 8…and before all that, alcohol hand cleanser.  Oh, and then once the gloves are on and you are all set..lets do more alcohol hand sanitizer. Talk about claustrophobia! Then we have to set up “cleaned” lights and cameras, computers, etc…somehow we made it happen. Cleanest images I ever made!

Thanks to Andi Mereuta, my faithful and fully trusting assistant today. I told her to shower as soon as she got home, don’t touch anyone for 48 hours and if you see a red rash call the client. We both wanted to do the selfie more than the project! Just another day at the office!

Dressed for the Cleanroom
Larry Gatz and Andi Mereuta dressed for the clean room.

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Larry earned a Bachelors degree from Brooks Institute, majoring in Advertising Photography and his MFA in Photography from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. With more than 30 years of professional experience producing imagery for advertising, corporate annual reports and personal art projects, Larry’s work has been represented worldwide by The Image Bank, Getty Images, since 1987. Active in professional trade associations, Larry is a past President, Treasurer and Director of ASMP South Florida, former vice-president/treasurer, International Board of Directors for StockArtistsAlliance (SAA). During 2010-2012, Larry served as Academic Director for a college photography program in Austin, Texas. He has been involved in photography education since 2004; a member of the Society for Photographic Education. Currently an adjunct professor at three South Florida Colleges. Miami has been his home for the past 20+ years. Always adventurous, Larry enjoys international travel, SCUBA diving, sailing, his BMW motorcycle.