I think that photographing people “doing their thing” is one of the best ways to capture them. This works especially well with musicians…I like to let them play for a bit so they get to that intense place where they can forget I’m even there and just play naturally. The cellist used to babysit for me, btw! I grew up pretty close to Juilliard and had some pretty awesome musicians live with the family.
Have you ever been photographed “doing your thing?” If so, how was the experience for you?