A few weeks back I had the pleasure of visiting The Down Town Association, one of Wall St.’s oldest social clubs. I’ll come clean and say that Financial District social clubs don’t exactly knock my door down with invitations for membership, so I was looking forward to just seeing, not to mention shooting in the club’s interior.
It was everything I’d envisioned: textured oak walls, the vague smell of old wood, cigars, coffee, and leather. The locker room was familiar, and after asking why was told that they shot a scene with Jodi Foster and Christopher Plummer there in the film Inside Man. I remembered the shot – she stormed in on him receiving a haircut.
The library where we decided to make the portrait was a charming, warm, and very dark room. The former attributes you love as a photographer – but the latter, well – “photo” does mean light, after all…
This took a little bit of wrangling with the gear, and with our subject somewhat pressed for time there was little room for error, not to mention trials. The result is below, and I love the shot. Thankfully, so did my client!