April 6, 2015 - I was privileged to shoot a portrait of Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan the other week, on assignment for the New York Times. The challenge was that Mayor Sullivan only had 15 minutes to spare, making the assignment an exercise in quick shooting. I had hoped for a couple natural light options in Sullivan's office, which was our shoot location, but to no avail. Fortunately I had my favorite light modifier, the photek small softlighter, in my bag and in the office waiting area hung the fantastic sled dog painting you see behind Mayor Sullivan in the photos. I pre-lit with the help of the very kind receptionist and was able to knock out several variations in about 7 minutes, with time to try a couple variations inside his office (I liked the first setup best, tho).