The rapid connections I make with my subjects usually leaves me wishing things weren’t so rushed. Whether it’s a couple of minutes with Obama, 30 minutes with a business owner, a few frames with a CEO, etc., I come away feeling like the human element is lacking. That’s just the way it is and it’s part of working fast and being ready to make solid work.
My experience with Death Cab (photographed for Billboard) was different. I didn’t have all day with them, but there was more of a bond there already. It was almost like I knew these guys. Ben’s voice had accompanied me on countless road trips – whether with Postal Service or DC. It just felt like I was getting the chance to hang out with old friend’s (friend’s I had never met before).