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.

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