An Award-Winning Photograph…of Me?

This photo, by John Sanderson of Sanderson Images, won a portrait contest with Maine Media Workshops.

A few months ago, my photographer friend John Sanderson approached me with an idea. He wanted to start a new line of services at his studio involving editorial-style brand portraits.


That’s right. Editorial-style brand portraits. He wondered if he could set up a shoot and take my picture. I’m not a huge fan of having my photo taken, but I figured I could use some new headshots, so I agreed. The next thing I knew, he sent me a questionnaire with the oddest questions. One of them was, “Somebody you’re not related to.”

Me – “That’s not a question.”

John – “Just put down whoever comes to mind.”

Me – “Bono.”

John took my answers to his vague questions and went through his own personal creative process that eventually led to him creating a backdrop for my photo shoot…made up of individual dictionary pages taped to a large frame. And an old ladder. And a paper airplane. It was amazing. Here are just a few of the photos he created:




John and his wife Kim are extremely talented. To find out more about this style of photo shoot or to see some of the other incredible services they provide (weddings, engagements, family sessions, interior and exterior for luxury marketing, and all kinds of other stuff), check out their photography HERE.

4 Replies to “An Award-Winning Photograph…of Me?”

  1. Sean,

    These are amazing! Thanks for sharing them—and congratulations!

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