I was contacted by Cancer Today Magazine to photograph Tampa resident Bob Samuels at his home for their Summer 2012 cover. Samuels is many things. Banker. Veteran. Cancer survivor. Chairman of National Prostate Cancer Coalition. Father. Husband. Author. Pioneer. Advocate.
Tampa photographer Edward Linsimer helped me set up Mr. Samuels portrait on his front porch, then his back patio. We took notice of Mr. Samuels pictures with politician, leaders, businessmen and celebrities. One thing that caught my eye was Mr. Samuels Olympic torch that he carried before the 2002 Olympic Games. It was in Salt Lake City that year. I got goose bumps when he allowed me to pick it up.
Mr. Samuels and his wife Lillie later posed together for a portrait on their back porch. We had a great photo shoot. It was an honor to spend a few hours with Mr. Samuels.