Barnet Photography works often at the Los Angeles Federal Court building, as we are regularly asked to create formal portraits of the dedicated 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 Marshal'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. I have had the opportunity to work with him during several assignments and he's actually a very nice friendly person.
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: Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA.