One of the most brilliant 'connectors' I've ever met asked me to make some portraits for her.
She has just started a new solo enterprise and needed some images to show the magic she naturally, effortlessly brings to a room.
So, how do you show magic?
Well, first I had to get her to stop talking. The ideas almost never stop flowing so I figured I had to engineer some quiet moments by giving very specific instructions but keeping them open enough for her to interpret on her own terms. 'Cause that's Jenny... on her own terms.
But, of course, I also had to capture that electricity that surrounds her... because every moment, you're sharing her constant eruption of inspiration.
She said her favorite place to think is on the swings. So that's where we went.
I've found that if you get into the space people feel best, you often get a much higher degree of unguarded honesty. That's why I love shooting on location.
It's relevant. It means something. It's personal... and it matters.
...And so do the people I photograph