I went to Dallas a few weeks ago to photograph Mark McGruder, a trader at First Southwest, for Bloomberg Markets. The magazine wanted a fun portrait of Mark away from his desk that would show his fun side. Mark has a lot of personality in his attire and the magazine wanted to be sure that we highlight that. I’m also a fan of bowties so this assignment was a perfect fit for me. We shot some standard office stuff to get started and then moved outside to find a more appealing background and loosen up. Mark’s gregarious personality comes through in these images, not typical of somebody who works in the markets and we were thankful he tried many different settings for our shoot.