I photographed Laura, a DACA recipient, for Progressive Magazine in the fall of 2017. Laura has worked out a potential living arrangement for her daughter in preparation for the possibility of deportation. She and her daughter met me at a park for a few portraits and asked that her identity be partially concealed.
I worked closely with MorningstarMagazine’s Art Director Alex Skoirchet in 2017 to produce a portrait of Haruki Toyoma that reflected both his personality and the uniqueness of the area from which his work is based. Below are a few images, two of which were used for publication and a few outtakes.
For the last two years I have participated in a three-year mentorship program led by Jim Estrin and Ed Kashi. There are 15 of us in the group, and we have all been working on personal passion projects. On February 1, Johns Hopkins hosted the opening night of our group’s first exhibit together. Roughly 200 people attended the opening to view our work.
Located in the driftless region of Wisconsin, Uplands Cheese has won more awards for their Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese than any other cheese in American history, according to their website. I photographed Andy Hatch, co-owner, for an article Eating Well Magazine was doing on him and their farm.
Jessica Giesen of Giesen Law Offices asked for portraits that were less traditional and more personable than typical headshots are for lawyers. She wanted something a little more unique. Their office building, a house that the Madison Landmarks Commission named as a historical site, became a beautiful backdrop for the session with her and Charley Giesen.