44 Portraits in 150 minutes ... not quite

Last week I had the opportunity to create portraits of 84 soldiers and their spouses / better halves / friends or family for the Bob Woodruff Foundation at their annual Stand Up 4 Heroes Event in New York. The catch: I was given only 150 minutes to photograph them. Basically less than 2 minutes per person. That's as tight as it can get.  To make this possible we had 10 hairstylists, 10 makeup artists, 5 groomers and a whole group of assistants and helpers keeping things flowing. It wasn't quite a 150 minutes affair, since the hair, grooming and makeup stared 4 hours before I photographed the first soldier.

The end result were 44 portraits including a selfie and a casual portrait of the former Chief of Staff, General George William Casey. To see the individual portraits click here.


All the behind the scenes activity is what made the shoot possible. A big thank you to L'Oreal, Dior Beauty, Truman's Gentlemen's Groomers and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.  But the biggest thank you goes out the soldiers and their caregivers for their service to our country.