Like a lot of people, I wind up sitting at a desk doing mundane tasks that are part and parcel of my professional life. Sometimes I’m able to steal some space during my travels at a place like a hotel sofa, a cafe table or even a drop-down tray on a 737.
My desk, owned or borrowed, need only accommodate my laptop. This magic machine is where I accept and deliver orders. It’s also a digital darkroom, an accounting ledger and the repository of my artistic output.
Desks are best when they’re used to make portraits. When I arrived at this fellow’s company in Omaha he met me at the door and took me straight to his office.
We chatted and talked about how the session would go. With my camera out and ready, I demonstrated what I wanted to do. After about 40 “test frames” he asked when the real picture taking would begin, reminding me that a conference room was ready. The only loose end was that he needed to get his suit jacket.
I told him that he could get his jacket if he wanted it but for all intents and purposes I had already captured the shots I needed.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.