{Portrait} Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thanks to the Society for the Performing Arts I had the opportunity to shoot a meet and greet with Neil deGrasse Tyson after his lecture at Jones Hall a few nights ago. I was so excited I could hardly contain myself! I've been a HUGE science/space nerd most of my life. Growing up in Houston, I have fond memories of visiting NASA and Johnson Space Center on class trips. I even went to space camp one summer as a kid at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

After the meet and greet I had a very short window in which Dr. Tyson allowed me to shoot a few photos with him. I only had about 30 seconds before we had to move backstage before he left, so I wasn't able to set up lights or anything. Luckily I already had a composition figured out in my head that I thought would look cool against this mirrored wall. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson portrait

 

Dr. Tyson is a fascinating person with a delightful personality. It was such a treat to be able to interact with him for a few hours.

-Jeff

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selfie Jeff Gilmer