The Productivity Playbook – Chris Bailey

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I met Chris Bailey a few years back, when he had just started a new chapter in his life known as “The Year of Productivity”. For one year, he put his productively skills to the test and challenged the procrastination syndrome we all face. I could tell you all about it, but it would probably make more sense if you just buy the book when it comes out in Spring 2016. chrisbaily

That first meeting was just as interesting as our shoot a few days back. Chris is not only a genuine dude who is true to himself but he often surprises you with his humour. “I don’t want people to think I’m a d-bag but I also want to be funny!” It took some time but we came up with the concept of “digging into the book”. The syrup was a bit of Canadiana and so was the Dominion Brewery Goose. For the record, Chris did drink the syrup…without me telling him too. From the start it was my plan to use the blue backdrop that you see in the above photos. It’s an easy colour to separate background from subject. In case you wanted to pick yourself up a roll, it’s the Savage True Blue #75. We also used a plain book – this is so the publisher can photoshop a teaser onto it 😉 Chris supplied all the funny faces, I simply pressed a button.

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I was so happy when Chris came to me and asked to help out with some new photos he needed taken. Unfortunately for me, the cover of Chris’s book is a graphic. That being said ….expect an updated post with how Penquin Random House uses the photos from the shoot! Like I said, the book will be published by Penguin Random House; under their Crown Business imprint in the United States, and under their Knopf Canada imprint in, well, Canada. It will be available wherever books (and e-books) are sold. You can also read more about Chris and see his accompaniments at his site  I know I could stand to learn a thing or two from him.



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