The Photographing of Aaron Reece Caydon
It was a cold, gloomy afternoon in Dallas Texas this past February. The perfect setting in Vitruvian park for a photo shoot for my new book Archidamus. I hired, photographer, Sarah Monroe to do the shoot and asked Eric Acklin to be my model.
Eric met us there with the clothing I had asked him to bring. The four hour shoot with several wardrobe changes kept everyone busy and some onlookers asking questions. I am always happy to talk about my books past, present and future.
I needed a setting that was bleak with different areas to choose from for the cover of my upcoming book. This is the first of my books I have had a live model. I knew at least one of the over one hundred photos taken that day would be the cover for my next book.
Eric had read my series and the character he was portraying. Aaron Caydon was introduced in Find me again. Eric’s wife, Liz, a theater art major, assisted him in his expressions and presentation of this character.
When the shoot was over I gave Sarah license to choose the top fifty pictures. When the package came I was more than pleased with every picture. Now this caused a huge issue picking the best ones to send to my publisher. I called upon several individuals to pick their top five favorites.
The picture with the most votes was sent with two others to the publisher. I always felt the top pick would be the one on the cover. I was correct. Sarah Monroe captured the look I wanted and Eric Acklin became the cover for Archidamus!
I love an adventure, to travel and discovering new places.