At Barnet Photography we have worked many times at the Los Angeles Federal Court building, as we are regularly asked back to take formal portraits for the people who work there. This image of a US Marshal was particularly fun to shoot because we could really communicate the function of the job through the photograph. This was actually this man's friendliest face-- he is certainly a person who could handle a threatening situation if need be. Seeing the marshal fully armed and in a "at the ready" stance really tells the story of him as a protector and enforcer.
We have photographed several Marshals through our involvement with the Federal Court, they are all highly motivated, trained and professional individuals who take their jobs very seriously. It's always an interesting departure from photographing the business suit set, though we love doing that too!
Location: Los Angeles, CA.