A few weeks back I got the call from Karen at San Francisco Magazine to shoot a feature on Vien Truong for their Power issue. Vien is the new CEO of Dream Corps, where she work to make the world a greener, healthier, better place. In the short time I spent with her it was clear how truly passionate she was about her work and her life long home of Oakland.
Dream Corps had just moved into a new office and most of the place was either empty or still in boxes, making her personal office the easy choice to set up in. After dialing in the set up with Ben sitting in, it was time to call in Vien.
After we locked the shots of Vien at her desk I really wanted to get a few more options in the space. From her window she pointed down the street to the building her family lived in while growing up. I thought it was pretty special that her new office gave the same view down 14th street she's had her entire life, but now from an all new perspective.
In addition to the images in her workspace, Karen wanted us to try for some options out in the surrounding areas. With the little time we had left we found this spot in front of City Hall that also just happened to look right back to her office window.
In the end, here's how the feature ran.
Thanks to Karen for another great assignment, super solid assistant Ben Decastro for helping make it happen, and of course to Vien for being such a pleasure to work with and putting in the work to make the Bay a better place.