Super excited to dig into the year past and bring out some alternate takes from shoots I've been waiting to share. Benjamin Franklin researcher Carolyn Winterer for Smithsonian was really the best subject one could ever ask for. She engaged with our ideas and always took the elegant high road amidst it all.
My original concept, pitched to the photo editors and approved somehow, was to hire a Benjamin Franklin impersonator and have him in the room...or in her office...or on the street with her. We all agreed to move forward with this concept...the art department and the subject...and I just sat there stunned, wondering what I had gotten myself into.
The next day we all regrouped and I talked my way out of it. Everyone seemed relieved. :)
None the less, our images came together seamlessly, with the help of the National Portrait Gallery in DC. The image below ran in the story and the image above will be used in a Smithsonian Channel production.