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Harvard Business Review
Creative Director: James de Vries
Art Director: Karen Player
Photographer:Andrew KistNote: Content for The Daily Edit is found on the newsstands. Submissions are not accepted.
Heidi: It looks like he is on a ledge, was he reluctant to hop up on top of it?
Andrew: He was not even remotely reluctant. He’s pretty athletic and I think he had been photographed so many times that he enjoyed the prospect of doing something a little different.
How much time did you have with him?
He was very accommodating and gave us 3 or 4 hours but I didn’t need all of that time. I think he realizes that if you give yourself to the process instead of fighting it, things just come out better for everyone involved, and it takes less time.
Did he have a variety of expressions? He looks rather serious
HBR chose this particular frame, but he was really lively and friendly. IT was actually difficult to get a frame where he didn’t look friendly and affable.
Typically business men are hard to shoot, what was the most interesting aspect about the subject? Did the conversation flow?
I’ve been shooting portraits for magazines since 1998, a good number of them, portraits of business men and I can safely say I’ve never had a more conversational and really fascinating subject. I had to keep putting the camera down to talk because the conversation was more interesting than the pictures. He has written a number of books and is kind of like the Malcom Gladwell of business and efficiency, not typically very interesting subjects, but he is interested in everything and was fascinating to talk to.