Jesse is one of the slow motion replay editors for CBS. His area of greatest interest is golf. I was very interested in the technology side of this and of his interesting life with that. We talked Tiger Woods for a bit, until that petered out. Jesse was generous in letting me set up his portrait. Of course, I was really glad that sports of any kind was on the TV behind him. Couldn’t have worked out better from that standpoint. I used the on camera flash and there are some specular highlights, but not too bad for a tough lighting situation.
I am enjoying the stretch of this project. It is really amazing that no one is boring in these encounters. Maybe having the project to ricochet off creates poignancy or interest. I am not sure, because I know I can be enough of a snob and enough of a realist to know that not everyone I meet is interesting to me (and vice versa). Maybe I am discovering that if I see you within a context of art then your beauty makes its way to the surface right away. It is more likely that I have taken off my egotistical shades and you light is evident. And vice versa.
This picture is #4 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page