Nick, like many high-level B2B consultants, works from a home office. The brief was for business portrait photography; relaxed and natural portraits to engage with clients. There was no desire to stress a particular environment or work-place, therefore the studio was the perfect and obvious solution. The requirement was to suggest an approachable corporate personality with a sense of informality, confidence and business acumen. We ‘lose the tie’ and keep the body posture open. A black studio background is contrasting and dramatic and adds to the impact of this portrait. The use of a large softbox to the side of the figure provides a softening of the facial features.