The Wild Side Of Don
When I woke up this morning, I never imagined that later in the evening I would be photographing Don Giannatti in my studio, with 10 of his Project 52 group members watching.
Don had messaged me a few days prior, letting me know that he was going to be in town with his group and asked if I would like to join them for dinner. I was honored that he asked and had a wonderful time, chatting with Don and the group members who were visiting, some from as far away as Sweden.
Afterwards, I invited everyone back to the studio, which has never seen so many people in it ever! I did an abbreviated session with The Don and this image is one of my favorites. I chose this one, because his expression and posture are so removed from what I would consider 'normal' for Don...
...or maybe not :)
I first met Don Giannatti after winning his 'Winner Gets Me' contest a few years ago. He came to my studio and gave me a one on one lighting workshop. I am grateful to Don, an amazing person and brilliant teacher.
What a fun evening... you never know what life is gonna throw at you.
A big 'Thank You' to Don and his group!
- AlienBee B800 in med. soft box, camera right, at aprox. 30 degree angle
- AlienBee B800 in med. octabox behind camera, up high, for fill
- AlienBee B800 with 40 degree grid behind subject, aimed at Thunder Grey seamless background
Canon 5d Mkll
Canon 24-105mm 'L' Lens
F/11 - 125th sec. - 125 ISO