Photographer Mark Hill knows his way around a newsroom, having spent the first half of his career as the director of photography for Turner Broadcasting, so when Boston’s NBC10 needed portraits of their team, Mark was their man.
It’s a pretty widely agreed upon universal that having your portrait taken is often an uncomfortable experience; “I don’t tell them what to do. I don’t pose them. I don’t put them in a rigid place where they can’t move around. I build the lighting and build the set so that they have a lot of freedom,” says Mark. During the shoot, there’s music and laughter and a lot of talking. We’ll have a conversation about the things that make them happy, the things that are important to them, whether it’s a story, their family, the 10K they just ran,” explains Mark. “We do everything we can to make them forget what we’re doing. Then you get those in-between moments where they step outside of their persona."