Friday, August 14, 2009
On the way to a shoot in Iowa City, I passed by these characters walking down the street. Had to turn back and ask them if I could make a photo. Apparently there is a Japanese Animation convention in town and they were dressed up like characters. In the past, I might have just kept on driving, but this was too good and I had all my equipment with me. Can't let these opportunities pass me by. Even if the photo turns out to be a dud, the encounter with the people never is.
My shoot at the Hope Lodge for the American Cancer Society was at times emotional but went well. I will have photos in a future post.
It was a big day...600 miles of driving with a full day of shooting in-between.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I am lucky enough to have a project with The American Cancer Society. I will travel to the four "Hope Lodges" in the upper midwest (Minneapolis, Rochester, Iowa City and Marshfield, WI) to photograph those who benefit from their services. Because many travel from great distances to access hospitals, Hope Lodges are places where patients and their families can stay when they are receiving treatment. Tomorrow morning I am traveling to Hope Lodge in Iowa City.
Erik, a 24 year old, recently stayed with his mother at Hope Lodge in Minneapolis.
Work like this surely helps me keep things in perspective. My problems are miniscule in comparison.