Invisible Keg

Among the many people retiring or leaving NIU after this semester is the great Larry Bolles, the director director of the Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct.

Bolles has been a Huskie for 34 years and I’ve had the pleasure to talk to him on many occasions while on assignment. He’s typically wearing a big smile and usually has a story to tell.

Northern Star writer Chelsey Boutan wrote a nice piece on Bolles that covers one of the best college stories I’ve ever heard of—the Invisible Keg—as a sidebar. Worth a read for that much alone.

As far as the photo went I had a short time to piece this all together and his office wasn’t quite big enough to drag the soft box and such into. I also felt very cliche with the legs on the desk photo, but knowing the personality of Bolles, I thought it fit him best.

As I look at things again now I really like his facial expression in the bottom photo.

No complaints with what ran with the story, but always nice to have two portraits I like this much.

© 2012 Jerry Burnes/Northern Star


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