you wanna buy some tea...

a few months ago i got to shoot steve smith,  creator of tazo tea.   since he had sold tazo to starbucks and was now starting a new line of teas,  i thought this would really illustrate the whole situation.    steve was a total trooper when i explained the idea,  offering up not only his own coat,  but the alley next to his office as location.   he was great,  and got really into the character.  the shot didnt work for the article,  but its still one of my favorite portraits.  

the whole time i was humming the song from that old sesame street skit "would you like to buy an O..."

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