Eugene Kaspersky for Wired

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Russian Computer Security Expert Eugene Kaspersky for WIred

Eugene Kaspersky, Russian computer security expert with a net worth somewhere north of $800 million, walked into the bar in Washington, DC at 9AM ready to shoot. Zana Woods at Wired had reached out to me about this shoot the day before and a last minute schedule change meant shooting in the morning rather than the late afternoon.On a related aside, my past few newsletters have served as small case studies for shoots that I found interesting for one reason or another. My latest newsletter is about this shoot. If you're interested, please do sign up to receive the next one.

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This shoot was as much about hustling and some last minute problem-solving as it was about the fun, picture-making part of my job. Kaspersky was an all-time great subject who clearly wanted to portray himself as a sort of James Bond/Indiana Jones swashbuckling adventurer.

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The great Wired piece by Noah Shachtman is worth a read. (with Kaspersky's rebuttal here, and the Shachtman's response to rebuttal).