Almost all the CEO portraits I get hired to do involve extremely quick problem solving. More often that not, I have not scouted the location beforehand. I show up with my crew and walk around the space(s) asking if and where I’m allowed to set up. It’s always a race to find a spot where I can make pictures that I’ll be happy with and at the same time knowing that I’ll only have minutes with my subject. I’ll be honest, a few years ago this used to stress me out. I had a hard time balancing everything and feeling like I could actually connect with my subjects in these environments. Now I feel different about the process. I love the challenge of breaking things down – making the complex appear simple through the camera.