Gerald Celente. Kingston, NY 9•Feb.•11

Gerald Celente during an interview at the Trends Research Institute in Kingston, NY on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Celente is the editor and publisher of The Trends Journal. CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record
Got the assignment today to photograph author, publisher, political thinker and analyst Gerald Celente in the offices of his Trends Research Institute in Kingston, NY. Celente is a regular on CNN, CNBC, FOX News, etc. and couldn’t have been nicer. It helped a lot that our reporter has known him for a long time, so the interview was very casual and laid back. When I walked into the open office space, I was thrilled at the mid-morning window light pouring in through floor-to-ceiling windows in a space that was once a turn of the century marketplace. Even though I’d brought along my “quick & dirty” location strobe kit with multiple camera flashes, radios, clamps and such, along with another separate bag of umbrellas and light stands, I decided to really keep it all simple with just the Canon 5D-Mark II,with only one lens, the 28mm – 70mm f/2.8AF, and a light meter. That available light was just too sweet to pass up.I guess that’s still one thing I kind of look forward to in this business; walking into an assignment and not knowing what to expect. It’s also still fun to meet people that are on top of their game and have the opportunity to interact cordially with them while I work. ~cg.

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