I was recently asked to shoot for a really good cause for a program called “Flashes of Hope” This is a program where photographers donate their time and services to photograph young cancer pediatric patients and their families to help in the fight against childhood cancer. It is a fantastic program that raises money for cancer research for kids and also gives the kids and their parents a nice experience of being a star for a day and the parents receive a lasting memory of their child to cherish. Special thanks go to my assistant Abdiel Thorne and my make up artist Candace Wessinger who also generously donated their time for such a worthy cause.
I had the privilege of working with Chris Toth from Tothwork.com on a pro bono campaign for a great cause the other day. It’s a PSA to get people to stop texting while they drive.
Imagine you are trading texts with someone special… your wife, your son or daughter, your dad…. and you get a text from them saying something trite & trivial like “LOL” or “CU L8R” only instead of being cute, it ends up being the most tragic thing you could ever imagine… Because you see, in this scenerio, that was the last thing your special someone ever said. Boom! Lights out. They are gone.
All because they were texting when they should have been paying attention to the road. What’s worse, they were texting to you. It’s a hard pill to swallow and the photos strike right at the heart of that message showing you the pain and anguish that these people are feeling.
Special thanks to Chris Toth for coming up with some great creative ideas and to all the talent and crew who generously donated their time for such a worthy endevour. If we keep just one person from making this tragic mistake it is worthwhile… hopefully we stop many more.
Don’t Text while driving, the life you save could be your own.
One of the projects we kept busy with while in Maine this summer was to work on a Pro Bono community service project for the Belgrade Public Library. This was part of an ongoing campaign call “Belgrade Reads” where we shoot various people from town reading in varied environments. Posters are created with the images and placed around town to raise awareness and get people to use the library. Response has been strong, library use is way up and they are plans are in the works to build a new larger library.
Here are 3 of the images shot this summer.