First Among Equals
When it’s picture day at a company and I’m there with my camera, I start with an obvious question.
Who wants to be first? The typical response is a silence that would make a church mouse proud.
Once in a while, someone will surprise me with infectious enthusiasm. These first among equals can usually be categorized as a wildcard, firecracker, wise guy, or showboat.
Their personality type makes little difference to me because I’m thrilled to get someone who can lead by example.
Not too long ago, when travel was a breeze, I dropped in on a company in Irvine, California to photograph an office of twenty people.
The minute I walked in the door and locked eyes on this subject, I knew that she’d be at the front of the line.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.