Like mining for images…

The choice of background can make or break a photograph. And when I’ve had multiple assignments in the same office building the search for something new becomes ever more important. I love shooting portraits on location, but looking for the right setting — akin to rummaging around in a mine hoping to strike gold — is paramount.

A recent assignment for Barron’s unveiled this spot on the 14th floor of T. Rowe Price’s headquarters in Baltimore. This cool perch, complete with the bright blue chair, pops out like a glass bubble offering a terrific view of the skyline without overwhelming the subject. Thanks to Adrian DeLucca and Amber Sexton at Barron’s and to Jeff Rottinghaus for bringing his great grin and easy manner.