I stand by it, not everyone has the time to have their photo taken. I found this to be true of most celebrities or people with a jam-packed day. I read this a while ago in Joe Mcnally's book titled "The Moment it Clicks". Lord, I wish I knew where that book is today. I think I lent it to an ex's friend and I have come to terms that I will never be seeing that copy again.
When shooting portraits, I asked for 2 minutes max, but I'm sure I pulled it off in 45 seconds or less. Since this was not a photo shoot, my usual location lighting was not used. I do miss shooting natural light sometimes.
I was asked by Myodetox to cover CJ's visit through some training. Most of the shoot was candids, which no one really minds. I try to wear black and blend into the background. Well, as much as a 6'2" man can. He didn't seem to mind either way. Getting close to the action makes for better shots as well. I tried for closer shots once I felt he was comfortable.
This morning's training session was on the tough side, where he had not eaten and was placed on a red-eye the night before. By following both CJ and his trainer, I was able to catch a shot of him resting outside. As a photographer, you walk a fine line when it comes to storytelling and intrusion. I kept my distance as to not bother CJ.