I went to the Oregon coast a couple weeks ago. We joined the Rick Sammon Workshop there and toured a lot of nice places with a lot of nice people. I had stated that I wanted to work outside my comfort zone while I was there, and one of those areas that I really don’t like is photographing people. Rocks tend to argue less and I’ve never gotten a dirty look from a juniper tree. But we got down on the dock and Rick struck up a conversation with a gentleman who has a marvelous goatee, John. Rick asked John if he’d mind posing for a few photos and John said sure, but why don’t we join him at his boat? That simple.

Rick then told me it was my chance to start working with John, gave a few pointers and away we went. Rick posed for the first couple shots, suggesting that testing and fiddling around will often lose a subject, so we should get ready with a tolerant subject and them bring on the ‘star.’ So here are a couple portraits. The first is a practice shot of Rick, then come a couple images of John. And, I didn’t die from doing it!

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Rick Sammon

 

Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon

A somewhat formal portrait of John.

 

John 1

John 1

An environmental portrait of John.

 

John II

John II

More to follow,

Bob