Meeting amazing people like Tim and Candida is the best thing about my new adopted town of Iowa City. Tim is a visual artist who just happens to have a six page spread in the latest issue of Raw Vision and Candida is a book and paper artist who once traveled on a two person boat with a friend down the entire Mississippi River performing shadow puppet shows.

This was an impromptu portrait session and the first in a new series I’m calling “Anywhere, Anytime in Ten Minutes”. All photos were taken around 12 Noon in the parking lot of Leaf Kitchen, which is my new fave restaurant in Iowa City. The idea with this series is that any location at any time of the day can reveal itself as suitable for portraits, and if I can’t make a few decent photographs in ten minutes then I should probably find a new line of work… Thanks to Tim and Candida for participating in this spontaneous photo session after a wonderful breakfast and conversation.

  1. Chris Bodnar says:

    Great idea Barry! Love the blue and love the subtle details. Very well done!

  2. Tai Nguyen says:

    I love the concept of the Anywhere, Anytime in Ten Minutes idea. I will have to borrow this idea, and if you didn’t tell me it was a quick session, I would thought it was a full session. Good stuff.

  3. Naomi K says:

    Excellent idea, Barry! I really feel like I know these two now, and obviously I’ve never met them!

  4. Jonah says:

    This is great. What you did with their arms is masterful.

  5. Maddie says:

    Love that you pushed yourself with this series—and of course you rose to the challenge. The light you captured is way too flattering to be high noon!

    P.S.: Candida’s eyes? Out-of-this-world beautiful.

  6. This is a great series, nice selection and great colors!

  7. wendy says:

    amazing.. especially for 10 minutes.. I adore the color in these. Gorgeous.

  8. Barry these are fantastic! Love the diversity of the composition and I really get a feel for their personalities! Well done!

  9. Angie Realce says:

    What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing your mission and these cool portraits! I’m looking forward to seeing more. =)

  10. A P Bonnet says:

    Id say that’s pretty ballsy to shoot at noon but hell’s bells, you pulled off nicely with beautiful bokeh and a pleasing composition.

  11. amber snow says:

    awesome idea, love these shots!

  12. Candida says:

    Thanks, Barry, for such a great set of photos! I can’t believe we look so good! Maybe because it was such a fun impromptu session. Fantastic camera work!

  13. What an AWESOME idea Barry!!! I love these shots.

  14. Jaq says:

    What an awesome and offbeat couple – Love how you have shared their character with me thru all the little details

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