The event was a Jeep launch featuring Eva Mendes christening the new Jeep Patriot with a bottle of champagne.
She came out, did her thing and left (a quick and easy check for her). The photo op was her talking with the Jeep VIP's followed by her throwing a water ballon at the jeep (part of the show).
But afterwards we didn't even get a solo of her in front of the Jeep. We then noticed she was heading towards a mini-van, leaving the Javits center. A few people made a break for the van to get a photo. By the time everyone got to the van, the door was closed.
I made it to the van, got a quick shot and then heard a loud THUD! I turned around to find Ronald on the floor, camera gear all over the ground. He banged up his hand and knee.
The report is that Ronald and Steve were both running to the mini-van, and as they tried to round one of the large concrete planters, the bumped, pushed and Ronald wound up on the floor.
He cracked a filter, broke a lens, dinged up two bodies, and broke his flash and cord.
I think the aggression is getting out of hand...
For a shot of Eva Mendes in a mini-van?