FAMILY | The Roarks
The Roarks were a test case for me - I wanted to see if it made sense to ask for payment (in part) in the way of books. If you know Nick, you know that he is a voracious reader, and he is a huge role model and inspiration for me (both in my “reading life” and my life in general)! So, I offered to knock down my rate if he would pick out a book or two to bring to the shoot. I think I definitely came out ahead. There are few joys in life more simple but profound than a handpicked book. If you ever want to do a photoshoot with me, I’d be willing to make the same deal, as long as you take it seriously, put some thought into it, and have a purpose / reason / explanation for what you chose! Oh, and probably go ahead and get a hardcover, because that is the best reading experience.
The Roarks are such a joy to be around. I see them less often since they’ve moved out to Virginia, and being with them makes me feel the loss acutely. We spend a wonderful few hours taking pictures, walking around the Hill, asking and answering questions, discussing Star Wars and Nicholas Cage, and chowing down on some Farmbird. Not a bad night on Capitol Hill!
All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L