Paul works for the WI Department of Justice. When it came time for the annual Partners in Giving Combined Campaign of Dane County to encourage co-workers sign up for 2013 workplace giving, the volunteer committee come up with the idea of a cart to promote the campaign. Paul decided to spice things up a bit. He spruced up this plastic utility cart, put a bell on it, loaded it with treats and cruised the aisles to raise awareness of the campaign.
His department had a goal of a 100 people to be signed up by the end of November. With hard work of the committee and the Magic Cart, they managed to get 100+ to make a pledge. The money raised from the treats went to general support of the campaign.
After much cajoling and whining on my part, Paul finally let me make a photograph of him and the cart; even coming in to the office over the Thanksgiving weekend to do it. The DOJ's central office is just across the street from the Wisconsin State Capitol making for a beautiful backdrop. Lighting was a challenge to balance the bright mid-day light with the dark office. Even more challenging was positioning the lights so they would not reflect in the windows. I managed that fairly well, but realized I should have tried a polarizing filter on the lens to reduce reflection of the room. Every shoot always provides an opportunity of learning and growing.