Outtakes: Luis Von Ahn for Delta Sky Magazine

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing innovator and entrepreneur Luis Von Ahn for Delta Sky Magazine.  This was one of those rare instances where I have actually photographed the subject before (I shot Luis for Wired Magazine, which you can see here).  Luis is such a down to earth guy and is pretty much up for anything.  In this instance, the article called for a more environmental portrait than a conceptual photograph.  I arrived at his offices, did a quick scout of the location, and came up with three separate possibilities.  1. a scene establishing photograph showcasing Luis’s work environment. 2. Something a bit more conceptual and fun. 3. A nice window lit portrait to emphasize his personality.

Luis Von Ahn in his offices in Pittsburgh, Pa

Luis Von Ahn in his offices in Pittsburgh, Pa

Luis Von Ahn, inventor of the DuoLingo software

Luis Von Ahn, inventor of the DuoLingo software

innovator Luis Von Ahn

innovator Luis Von Ahn

In the end the magazine decided to run the more conceptual image which I felt was a good fit for the article.