An Interesting Photo Session

4 Apr

Last week I was at an undisclosed northern Alberta location and got a call for an interesting assignment: shoot a mobster. By shoot I mean photograph, and by mobster I mean a man who is only accused of having mafia connections. I’m not going to say if he is or isn’t involved with organized crime because I was too chicken to ask him the truth. What I do know for sure is that he is one hell of a nice guy with a strange story of attempted assassinations made against him. You’ll have to read the story for yourself in a future issue of Up Here Business magazine (this summer). The whole thing is complicated but also totally fascinating.

Anyway, how do you photograph someone with such a cool story in 5 minutes? Well, first things first is location. I picked a park along the river for two reasons: 1) There’s a few different backgrounds I can use, and 2) I wanted to be in a public place in case we were being watched. I also needed to make a character portrait of a man I respect. Here’s what I came up with:

PS – I should note that there was a guy lurking around the park being very suspicious of us while I was doing this shoot. Gulp.

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One Response to “An Interesting Photo Session”

  1. Kathy Paul-Drover April 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    OMG! I think that’s my relative!!!

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