Maxwell came to us via Bruce McDonald, so I could pretty much bet that this guy was going to score high marks on the cool scale. No meddlesome posse, no fanfare, nothing but the seemingly uninterested Maxwell himself. I say this only because its difficult to release from first impressions. Its difficult to be in the moment and free of opinions and associations and though it is always my explicit intention to find greatness in every person I photograph, often the biggest hurdle is the busy mind. I’ve never met Maxwell prior to our shoot however in that split second when the beautiful forces of creativity, intention and willingness mix together we became connected and the portrait becomes the evidence of that moment.