Author James Scott asked me to take his portrait for his newest book and lecture tour. He had been resistant to have his photo taken because he didn’t want the image to reinforce any stereotypes as a Financial Consultant. He came to the table with an awesome character portrait concept – to be seated at a messy desk, decanter (from Scotland) and puffing on a cigar. He said so much of his job was about thinking, sorting out – a financial detective of sorts, before he gets down to writing. He brought several perfect props for the shoot and we had built the set prior to the photo day – just to make sure we both liked everything.

We chatted a lot – about all sort of subjects, and had just finished talking about spirit, and how some cultures have a heightened sense of intuition and knew when someone was coming home – since their spirit would arrive before them. The next shot we took there appeared to be wolf in the puff of cigar smoke next to James’ face – yikes.

He paid me one of the highest compliments about my photography work, that it was honest. He had looked at several photographers’ web site and settled on me – primarily because of the series of Artists’ portraits. Photo shoots like this make me love my job even more.

James Scott is the CEO of Princeton Corporate Solutions, “5 Time Best Selling Author” and lecturer on the topics of IPO facilitation, corporate structuring, Private Placement Memorandum authoring and Mergers and Acquisitions strategies. Here is a link to his books on Amazon.