I was contacted earlier this year to photograph Aaron Smith, the CEO of the National Cannabis Industry Association for the cover of the magazine Associations Now. NCIA was founded in 2010 by Smith, a public advocate for marijuana policy reform to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry.
I showed up to Aaron’s office with makeup extraordinaire Kari Kisch to get the shots needed. We setup a small seamless in the office and had a few cannabis plants to use as props but the objective was to make a business image, not an image for High Times magazine. So Kari and I had to walk the line of subtly inserting the plant into the shots.
We ran through a few different poses on the seamless then a secondary shot on the sofa in the office. You can read the article here.