[ Posted: Jun 01, 2012 ]
Ryan Ketterman photographed the cover and inside spread of Shahid Khan, the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team.
"When Florida Trend contacted me about the shoot I knew we'd only have a short time with Mr. Khan. So my team and I (stylist and assistant) arrived a bit early to scout and set up. The original thought was to shoot on the field or somewhere in that part of the stadium. Being off season the field was all torn up and ready for a Monster Truck event. So we found this nice location inside the Jaguars' locker room. We had these 2 shots already staged for Mr. Khan when he arrived. For the inside spread shot I initially wanted him to lean onto a wall which is just outside of view camera left. He politely refused, citing that the wall might get his suit dirty... and I can't say I blame him. That suit didn't look like it came cheap. The job was originally supposed to be for the interior spread. I'm not sure what they had planned on for the cover, but they contact me awhile later and said they were using it for the cover. Score! A little extra work on the shoot paid off, both figuratively and literally. Mr. Khan was a pleasure to photograph and I think he's going to do good for Jags.", comments Ketterman.