From time to time I’ll have someone in front of my camera for the second or third time.
These repeat engagements happen with paid and personal gigs.
For my self-produced stock work, I hire actors. They’re not burdened with unbelievable beauty like models and they are easily directed to play the role of a confident subject.
My casting instincts must be pretty good because I frequently see “my subjects” in film, television shows, and commercials months and years after our sessions.
A few nights ago I was watching HBO when a familiar face entered the scene. This fellow and I spent a chilly morning photo session in SoHo walking around the cobbled streets.
Based on our brief collaboration, I’m not surprised that his star is on the rise.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.