Forbes Magazine Shoot–Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5 Hour Energy

I’ve photographed many CEO’s and top exec’s over the years but found this one particularly intriguing.   I have come to know 5hr Energy on occasion especially on those 18hour days, so being asked to photograph the founder and CEO Manoj Bhargava by Forbes Magazine was awesome.


From the moment I met Mr. Bhargava, I was confident that the shoot was going to be successful and run smoothly–and it did.  My first impression was that it was actually hard to tell that he was the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company.   He was casually dressed as was his demeanor.  He had a good sense of humor, extremely complimentary and I found him to be a humble man. He preferred to be out of the spotlight.


I photographed Manoj Bhargava in front of one of his personal projects that he is very passionate about–a hydroponic unit that will surely open up new horizons in agriculture.  If you are interested to learn more about him, check out the February 27, 2012 issue now available.


Taking it to the Streets

Thanks to my friend and talented photographer Joao Carlos for the opportunity to be a guest on his blog.  Please check out Taking it to the Streets where I discuss how exploring and fine tuning your self awareness can bring new passion for what you do.  I share an ongoing personal project and with it some of the changes it has brought to my own work.

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