As photographers, we never have to go very far to find a photo opportunity because in the normal course of living, we seem to be constantly presented with a steady stream of subjects or scenes to photograph. Still, it was a few years before I realized that the guy who comes to service my swimming pool could be a willing portrait subject.
Joe usually arrives to do the pool with his hair all tied and tucked under a hat, so it was fun to show him in a more non-work-mode way… in a way that I hadn’t known him before. A photo shoot is such a great way to find out more about someone, whoever it may be.
For this image, I used the light coming in from a large window with Venetian blinds, with a white reflector on the opposite side to shoot a little fill into shadows.
Tech: Nikon D3, 85mm f1.8 lens; white wall about 3 feet behind the subject.