September 19, 2011
This is a great example of the kind of executive portraits I like to do. It is environmental, showing a dramatic setting of a computer screen and equipment. Without knowing anything about who this is, you certainly get a very definite idea about what his business is.
This is a photograph of Bob Parsons aka GoDaddy. The way I heard the story, he made a zillion bucks in some business, retired, got bored, and started GoDaddy for something to do. Made another zillion bucks and some great Super Bowl commercials. An impressive man and a busy guy, I had fifteen minutes to make this photo. I spotted this equipment in a tiny room, quickly set up a light, sat him down, shot enough to get a good expression and he was gone. I learned to work quickly from years of experience as a photojournalist shooting features for magazines.