Sometimes you get a call for a job that is perfect for you. When it comes to taking portraits, I have a ‘wish list’ of some local people who I hope to photograph someday. Then there are other days that you get calls for jobs that totally surprise you. Either way, my approach to portraiture is pretty simple. I am documenting a person and their story with my tools – my camera, my eye and the light. So far, this has been a pretty great year for portraits. I have photographed some people that I knew absolutely nothing about that surprised me, like the Milkweed crew and Forrest Wozniak. And I have been able to check some dream shoots off of my list, including Dessa and now Jeremy Messersmith. I’ve always loved Jeremy’s music and it was so great to be able to photograph him, right before his new album, Heart Murmurs, came out! (You can officially buy his album now or you can listen first at the Current.org website.) Jeremy is an amazing musician and a really cool dude, all around. For his shoot, we wanted to play with scale a bit, so we found a big, wide open, studio space to be in. The space actually also surprised me, because it had all of these other elements that not only allowed us to play with scale, but also work with a light vs dark contrast. I love these portraits and wanted to take a moment to share them with you all!