I had the opportunity to photograph Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara Vanderveer off the court. At her home in Menlo Park, California, she relaxed at her piano and outdoors with her dogs.
In order to keep the creative mojo working, I like to photograph personal projects. It allows me to photograph subjects that mean something to me or to try out new techniques.
This portrait of illustrator Vivienne Flesher was one of the many portraits I did over the years of the Western Art Director’s Club annual West Coast Show judges. The judges ranged from art directors, designers, illustrators, and photographers.
I decided to take a more personal approach to the portraits. I wanted to make a quieter, more introspective portrait of some very creative people.