Yoga instructor Jula McCabe.
Four Seasons Resort and Sidecut Steak House Executive Chef Tory Martindale.
Artist and jewellery designer Tess Klein
This year I got the assignment to photograph the portraits for the insiders feature of the Whistler FAQ Magazine, which is the resort magazine published by the Pique Magazine. I love shooting editorial portraits, and when I get an assignment, I’m all over it.
Shoots like this take a lot of planning and preparation. The first thing I did was get FAQ Editor Alison Taylor to send me the story outlines for each of the subjects so I could get an idea of where to pose them. Tess Klein and Tory Martindale were easy, as they both worked out of venues at the Four Seasons. Harrison Stoker is kind of a guy around town, so I asked him what would would be a good location that summed what he does, and he suggested the Brewery.
I did a lot pre-visualization of what I wanted, but you also have to be able to think on your feet as well. The first thing Tory Martindale said to me was “whatever you do, don’t pose me with a plate of food, I hate those shots”, which totally blew my plan out of the water.
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 and SB-800, with SU-800 controller.