Glamour Magazine hired me to make a portrait for their real stories section in this month’s issue.This was truly a feel good story.  Destiny, the blond, is a homeless teenager who through the help of her mentor, Ila (who once was also homeless) is now a published poet and college artist. In the short few moments I got to spend with them,  I noticed that they had a powerful bond.  It’s just cool to get to meet people who have fought hard to pursue dreams and a better life.

The  highlight of the shoot was having the opportunity to give Destiny and Ila gifts sent by the good folks at Glamour. From designer purses, to nice cosmetics, beautiful jewelry, and even a great pair of boots (which Destiny loved!) – the look on their faces was amazing!  Thank you Brian and Suzanne for allowing me to capture this portrait of two amazing women!


A couple of polaroid out takes of Destiny that I like.


sitting options


light test


steaming away


me loading some 4×5


more steaming


the talented Jennifer Verador’s work station


shoe selection


final touches

Thank you to my fabulous team!  Alvin Stillwell and Jennifer Verador, along with all their assistants, were great as always!

3 thoughts on “homeless

  1. jose- i loved these behind the scene shots. jamie, stephanie, james, jenny and you and the wall and the shoes and my roll racks, all of it. awww, team awesome it is.

  2. Love love it! Thank you for the behind the scenes stuff. Even though I’m not digging my double chin. 😉 GOOOO TEAM!

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