Commander Charles Swift x 2

In prepping my images for my new Photoshelter archive, I came across images from two shoots I did with Commander Charles Swift from 2006 and 2007. Swift represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama Bin Laden's driver, in a case against the United States (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld). He won the case, but was forced out of the Navy because of it.

It's rare to get two opportunities to photograph someone like this and I was going over the submitted images from each shoot and found the differences interesting.

Shoot #1

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Shoot #2

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I was also reminded of Joe McNally's great advice to do your reshoot now, i.e. shoot the heck out of the assignment, try different things, fail occasionally and leave feeling creatively spent.

As for me, the first and the third picture seem to capture Commander Swift best as I saw him.