Richard Branson for the Wall Street Journal

2013_11_02_cmyk_NA_04So this was an awesome phone call to get.  Do I want to photograph Richard Branson at the Mandarin?  Yes please.Branson_2The light tests for this one were particularly glamorous.  Assistant Alan and Makeup Artist Victoria Stiles completed the crew trifecta of good-lookin’ people. Branson_3During one of the setups, Branson grabbed my camera out of my hands and started shooting me. Definitely a first. Branson_4The action shots are courtesy of Victoria and the picture of me laughing is the result of this crazy diversion.  You don’t need to shoot in focus when you own spaceships. It’s a general rule. RICHARDBRANSON Branson_6The man, the legend, the hair.