Camera: NIKON D3S
Shutter: 1/125 s
Exposure Setting: Manual
Strobe Flash: Studio Lights
Lens Focal Length: 105 mm
White Balance: Auto
Interesting subjects make for interesting portraits. I was lucky that Jon Pontzius not only had a great face but he brought about 15 journals with him.
I knew I didn't want a typical holding "up a journal and smile" shot, so we just kind tried a couple of different angles. I asked him some questions and he explained a little about why he started journaling and told me some interesting stories. He asked if he should read an entry and that's when this frame all came together.
- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist