Portrait of Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

It was a great honor to photograph Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! . We had a fun time talking about the show as well as his interests, notably his new dog, Romeo! I love being at WBEZ and seeing the faces behind public radio. Where would we be without NPR!

After we did Peter's headshot, he was gracious enough to give me a few more minutes to do some environmental portraits as well. We ended up doing them in the recording studio where Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! first began.

 

Portrait of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal.

Portrait of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal.

Portrait of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal.

Portrait of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal.

Author Portraits

One of the most enjoyable kinds of shoots for me is working with authors on photographs for their books. I had the opportunity to work with several this past month. Pediatrician Dr Ira Chasnoff has another book coming out in September called The Mystery of Risk. And Tom Payne has his first book coming out later this year, The Template of Time.Both of these shots were lit with my new lighting system. I couldn't be more excited about the lighting options I now have with the Elinchrom System. It was an expense but the quality of light has improved dramatically. I love having wireless 1/10 stop control via the Skyport and via the computer. I also love the light modifier design, from the integrated umbrella/deflector shaft to the Octa softboxes. I never got into train sets as a kid, but I'm making up for it now!