Not too long ago,  I traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana then to Chelmsford, MA, and finally to Deland, FL to make black + white portraits for AARP.  My subjects were seniors who recently lost their jobs due to the unfortunate economy.

Dave Tindall

My first stop was Fort Wayne,  where I photographed Dave Tindall.  The idea of the assignment was to create a strong BW portrait and then a secondary still life image that would illustrate what job the subject just lost.  Dave was a super warm man who has worked in construction all of his life.  

Don Hearn

Don Hearn lives in Chelmsford, MA, which is about an hour outside of Boston.  He has worked as a golf course superintendant for the past twenty years and was recently laid off.  Despite the tough circumstances,  Don was a cheerful man who is optimistic about the state of our economy.

Allison Mattingly

The last stop was Deland, FL, just outside of Orlando.  Allison worked for a local newspaper for over a decade before being abruptly laid-off when cutbacks hit her office.  She wasn’t too pleased with how her termination was handled,  so we lit her newspaper on fire.

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