I know a young woman who is a multi-hyphenate.

It’s entertainment industry jargon that means she has a variety of complementary skills that are typically singular.

Like Actor-Screen Writer.




Comedian-Sketch player.

I’ve come across a few that don’t seem to fit together as seamlessly. The one that’s the most memorable is Cowboy-Acountant.

It’s the man in this portrait that I shot on film in Salida, Colorado.

He’s a wintertime CPA in Cleveland. As soon as tax season wraps, he heads west to Colorado for a different kind of labor.

Once I got to know him, I could see the synergy at work.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.