Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph

I was asked to do the formal portrait of Rob Gordon, the outgoing Dean of OAC, U of Guelph, which will hang in Johnston Hall, alongside  the other past Deans.  This was a chance to make a photograph that is simply more relevant than most, that speaks to the history of the College throughout it’s 125+ years.   And Rob has always been a great person to work with.  He’s from the east coast and didn’t leave those good values and down-to-earth-character behind when he came further west.  This was shot on a day when the Blue Jays were playing one of the games that would hopefully lead to the World Series. Unfortunately they lost, but he wanted me to finish quickly so he could catch the game.   Even Deans have their priorities.