MIT News has become one of my favorite new clients. The assignments are usually very similar: please take a portrait of this researcher (whose research is probably on a computer or microscopic). Each assignment poses a substantial challenge, not least because the subjects are very busy people at the top of their respective fields. My record for one of these shoots is about 3 minutes, including handshake and setup; if I wasn’t able to already, I’ve learned to work very quickly when necessary. You can see how a few of these pictures were used on the MIT homepage in the tearsheets section of this website and see a few more portraits in my archive.