June 7, 2018 / Portraits

Terrence Cooper | Portrait Session

There's a first time for everything!  After years of photographing overseas, I grew comfortable not requesting a local permit for photography.  The one time I decide to do a portrait session at a ...

There’s a first time for everything!  After years of photographing overseas, I grew comfortable not requesting a local permit for photography.  The one time I decide to do a portrait session at a local train station her in the states, during my session I was asked to stop.  A friendly officer approached and asked me to wrap things up after I get my shots.  Simple, Natural and Quickly is how the rest of this shoot went.

Meet Terrence he’s a gentle giant who believes once you set your mind to the tasks you can do anything you want.  He also is a man who enjoys giving back to the community see below images from our portrait session…

Location: San Diego, CA.

Questions + Answers

1. What is your best childhood memory? My best childhood memory was when I found out that my family and I would be leaving a refugee camp out of Côte d’Ivoire to move to the U.S.

2. What’s the most interesting thing about you we wouldn’t learn from your resume or social media?  I am a big dreamer with so many goals. I want to start a cafe, I want to go back to Liberia to open up school for the poor. I want to play basketball in all 50 states etc. I love helping people because it makes me feel alive.

3. If money and time were not a factor how would you seek to make a difference in your community? If money and time weren’t a factor I would spend my time educating and molding the young to become better citizens of our community. It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

4. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? “You can do anything that you want.”

5. Name one issue that’s a challenge for most men and how do you suggest men work through it? Ego, most men let their emotions control them. One of the ways to work through that, in my opinion, is to calculate the outcome before reacting to any situation and be willing to live through the circumstances if you avoid the logical path.

6. What has been your greatest life struggle and how have you managed? Doing too many things at once. I am managing it by bettering myself every chance that I get. Trying to focus on one or two things at every moment.

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