Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Senator Al Franken

I photographed Senator Franken this past Sunday while he visited Childrens Hospital in Minneapolis. This shot was taken in-between the "photo ops" which is where the good stuff lies.

For me, the moments when a photo is expected to occur end up in a result that is not as interesting as taking them when they are not expected. I've always felt that a good photo of a person is one where they appear as if they are not "trying" to do anything. Once they start to pose, you can almost always see some sort of effort being displayed in their expression. All that being said, it is impossible for someone to not notice the camera. What is important, is for them to be comfortable with the photographer and "let" the photos happen.

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