I hired Carl to take a headshot of me. Headshots are always awkward. You forget how to stand, how to smile, which tilt of the natural is natural and which is bizarre. Carl walks you through everything so patiently and gives instructions clearly and helpfully (and so nicely that they come across as suggestions informed by years of experience vs. commands). He never once made me feel like a freak or a robot who’s just lately gained the capacity for human emotion. He’s a funny, funny guy, too. He made the unbearable process of a headshot (I’ve had many) not unbearable at all.
Oh, and the photo is terrific as well. Carl’s a gem.