I had the great pleasure to photograph Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper for the September issue of Birmingham Magazine. And when I say great pleasure, I mean it. He was simply wonderful to work with. When I think of people with a lot of power, especially in the realm of law enforcement, I think of hard-headed, bad-ass jerks, mostly thanks to Law & Order. Chief Roper was exactly the opposite of everything I expected, which really shouldn’t have been surprising since I read the story before I shot him.
His whole platform pretty much is to work with anyone who is trying to help make the city a better place.
He was warm and funny and down to let me shoot however I wanted.