That’s the question that I like to ask every subject at the beginning of a photography session. It’s a great icebreaker and a natural starting point for my directorial process.
From there I like to guide the conversation to other topics like occupations, interests, and hobbies.
On this session in Palm Springs, California with a subject named Dutch, I discovered that he had just retired from a long career in the radio industry. He told me all about his work as a disc jockey and a voice-over talent in Omaha, Nebraska.
As it happens, I have a cousin who is an Omaha disc jockey and voice-over talent name Kevin Cooper.
Of course, Dutch knew Kevin.
Everything about this photography session was going as planned until this unexpected coincidence elevated it even more.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.