James Vara • NH Governor’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health (Drug Czar) for The Hippo

James Vara • NH Governor's Advisor on Addiction and Behavorial Health (Drug Czar)

I had the opportunity to meet and take some portraits of James Vara;  who is New Hampshires Governor’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health, also known as the “Drug Czar” (just don’t mention that phrase around him) for the Hippo.  James came to the studio and we spent a little time getting some portraits that would be used with an extensive article on him.

James Vara • NH Governor's Advisor on Addiction and Behavorial Health (Drug Czar)

See a few more portraits of James after the cut:

James Vara • NH Governor's Advisor on Addiction and Behavorial Health (Drug Czar)

James arrived shortly after I had received my PhaseOne digital back, so after I knew I had good shots on my DSLR, I swapped over to my Hasselblad/Phase combo for some test shots.

It was at this point when I new I would need a viewfinder for the camera that had an adjustable diopter lens, as my eyeballs couldn’t focus properly.

James Vara • NH Governor's Advisor on Addiction and Behavorial Health (Drug Czar)

Shot with the PhaseOne P30 and 80mm lens

James Vara • NH Governor's Advisor on Addiction and Behavorial Health (Drug Czar)

Shot with the same setup, only moved back a bit to show more of the studio.

To read the interview, click here.

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