Photographer Steven Cohen documents bands and rock musicians. While he is working, he often gets so lost in his work that he doesn’t even realize what song the musicians are playing. Do you get lost in your work like this? Do you get lost in play like this? What kinds of things capture your attention that intensely? Also, what in Cohen’s background led him to this type of work? How does his art incorporate problem solving?

Cohen’s job is to capture the essence of a performer in the act of performing. Try your hand at documenting someone else in the act of doing something. How do you capture someone’s essence?