On April 24, 2013 I went to a camera manufacture’s event in NYC. At the event a fashion photographer performed a demonstration with the manufacture’s camera equipment. He photographed a model against a black background, and for lighting he only used the quartz modeling light from the head connected to an expensive Profoto 8a pack and diffused by a large circular soft box. Of course this defeats the purpose of using flash capable equipment. His explanation was that using flash can be difficult, and that it can get away from you. Okay, there’s more than one way to skin a cat as the saying goes. However, what made an impression on me was that the photographer was even bothering to photograph the model, when in the same room was one of the organizers of the event, who in my opinion was a much better photographic subject. Submitted for your inspection is the photograph I made of that subject, Andreas - he’s 42 and of Greek heritage. When I asked if I could photograph him, he responded — “I photograph terribly.” I replied, oh no you don’t — just wait.” In one corner of the studio was a low window sill (which provided a good place for Andreas to sit), a few feet away was a self-standing sign mounted on foamcore — I angled the back of the sign, which was white to reflect light on the left (camera right) side of Andrea’s face. I used a close-up filter, shot with Tri-X 120 film, and exposed 1/60 at f/4 - 5.6.