George Wilbanks, Executive Recruiter
What is it about suspenders, aka braces, that endears? It portrays a sense of success, reliability and confidence. Nice dimple in the tie to boot.
Dave Coughlin, Insurance Executive with Clients
Home, Sweet Home--a safe place to be.
A “candid” working portrait relies completely on the subjects being able to interact normally as if the camera is not there. Frosted glass doors make for an intriguing frame.
Dr. William Frishman, Director of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center
The venerable physician had no reservations embracing the model of Asclepius, god of healing, with the hands he uses to teach and heal others.
Anna, My Eldest Daughter
I bought this hat on my first trip to the USSR in 1990 while on assignment for the United Technologies Corporation. It was for my wife. She never felt that comfortable wearing it. My daughter doesn’t seem to mind. There’s a little devil in there somewhere.
Neil DeFeo, Chairman, Sun Products Corp., and Ron DeFeo, Chairman, Terex Corp.
The men, being brothers, had a fun time with this. As you know, we don’t usually touch in professional photographs, at least in this country. They had no worries. Following its appearance in a magazine the portrait became a birthday gift from one brother to the other.
Robert Bailenson, CFO, Assured Guaranty
Funny how a little tilt of the camera can bring interest and energy to the usually upright corporate portrait.
Esther Sabban, PTSD Researcher
Even mice experience Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Who would have thunk? But wouldn’t you know, we couldn’t use any mice in the maze for the photograph or the College would have received a million letters of protest.
Hard to believe this was done four days before Christmas. If we hadn’t had such great weather we would have been stuck in a conference room. Luck is definitely a part of success.
Stuart Weitzman, Designer of Lady’s Footwear
I thought the art director was nuts when she suggested the King of Women’s Shoes lay down on the floor. I was wrong. He was a super sport and we all had a good time with it. On top of getting a great double page spread, Mr. Weitzman shared some wisdom with me about having daughters and being their best friend. Priceless.
Matt, High School Soccer Star
I hope this young man never has any neck troubles...
Dr. Rudolph Taddonio, Spinal Surgeon
But if he does, the good doctor here is there to fix him right up.
Mr. Cliff Asness, Founder, AQR Capital Management
There’s something inviting about a man in a doorway with a board room table behind him. As often happens, the image the magazine chose was not as warm and friendly. It’s a curious thing why looking tough is more desirable than looking approachable.
Gia, High School Student
Laughter is a beautiful thing. It is such a delight when you say something that makes a person throw their head back in a fit of laughter.
RenaissanceRe Insurance, London
One of the big challenges in Corporate photography is to orchestrate a meeting photo. It can be a disaster if you do not have a real meeting going on and even more so if you have to recognize more than one or two people in the photo. Having a conversation in the company reception area is a good way to get out of the vanilla conference room and into the elegance of the company’s space.
Douglas Kampsen, Executive Recruiting Client
You handsome devil, you! The contrast between warm subject and cool background has always intrigued me. A strong perspective broken by a human form is also a graphic way to change a mundane conference room into an attractive place.
Sterling Evans, Analyst, Lightyear Capital
Head-shots are a sweet spot for me, especially on a white set. All that I need to worry about is a comfortable pose, possibly a poised gesture, hair with some interesting shape, not too dark on the shadow, and most of all, bright eyes that make a nice connection, revealing the subject’s charm and character.
Dr. Libor Velisek, Cell Biologist, Professor, Physician
Sometimes the pleasure in a person’s gaze needs to be more serious to compliment the work that is being done. Unexpected points of view can also help tell more of an interesting story.
Kathleen Ireland, Global Risk Manager, IBM
Four out of five women will come to their portrait session dressed in black. Lucky she had lots of color and character in her face.
Scott Pelley, Anchor, CBS Evening News
I wonder if Walter Cronkite ever dressed casually? Red, white and blue. Fitting colors for a proud American whose work speaks the truth.