George Washington, as all American citizens know, is the first President of the United States. During the Revolutionary War, the country appointed him as Commander of the Continental Army against the British forces. Washington resided in Philadelphia as the first President, so the city honors his great contributions to the country.
At the PAFA museum, the third-floor gallery displays two George Washington paintings, and they hang adjacent to each other. These large Washington paintings tell two sides of the Founding Father’s life as a man of diplomacy and war.
One of these famous paintings is known as “George Washington (The Lansdowne Portrait)” by Gilbert Stuart. In this depiction, the first President extends his hand while clutching a sword in its sheath. Stuart portrays Washington as an aristocrat at peace and flourishing in a new independent democracy after the bloody Revolutionary War.
The famous Washington painting that we use as a background is “George Washington at Princeton” by Charles Willson Peale. We hope that Peale—who painted the work in 1779—feels flattered by our studio using it in the photograph. Peale’s painting of Washington shows the Commander-in-Chief resting his hand on an artillery cannon after a decisive victory at Princeton.
This portrait photo of a lawyer with the victorious Washington painting demonstrates power and quick wits. These are qualities that the general needs to win at the Battle of Princeton while against the ropes.
The lawyer stands in front of “George Washington at Princeton” and poses in the same stance as the first President. Though he strikes the same pose, he leans against the iron railing at PAFA. The gesture channels the same energy as Washington in this painting: a battle-ready patriot willing to fight the odds. Any client searching for a top firm in Philadelphia would hire this kind of powerful lawyer to represent their case.
The angle of the photo requires our team to shoot over the balcony on the third floor. It is fortunate for us that the subject is comfortable with high heights because the railing is low. The beauty dish hangs over the staircase as our camera snaps this portrait from across the gallery room. The execution is a balancing act, but we place the light where necessary. As a result of this lighting technique, we capture a glamorous portrait of this top injury lawyer at PAFA.
Injury lawyers dedicate themselves to battling large-scale corporations to earn their clients justice. Portrait photography for injury lawyers needs to embody these values while capturing an authentic expression.
The lawyer’s most captivating wardrobe accessory is the Versace tie. The tie blends intricate geometric shapes and colors ranging from purple, gold, green, red, and blue. This luxury accessory is a statement piece against the pinstripe suit. In the center, a Versace logo rises above the intertwined green and gold emblem. The tie is formal while trippy with its various shapes, patterns, and color combinations.