Archive for September, 2009

My Friend Jean: Then & Now

In 2002, I visited New York City for the first time.  My friend Jean had moved out there a few years before that and was teaching at a public high school in Manhattan.  I stopped by her school one day and took this photo of her in her classroom.

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Today Jean is living in Taichung, Taiwan and just started her second year in a 2-year stint teaching at an American curriculum-based international school in the city.  I’ve been out here on a week-long visit and once again had the privilege of snapping a photo of Jean in her latest classroom, seven years after seeing her in New York.

Jean_Taichung_2009

Photos of some of the students at her schools in NYC and Taichung:

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Beach Shoot: Derek & Gelsey

One of the tougher shoots I’ve done this summer.  The sun was fierce and unforgiving, I dropped my pricey Canon 580EX flash and AlienBee CyberSync wireless trigger in the water, some 12-year-old lifeguard made us leave Laguna Beach because we didn’t have a permit (we moved to Little Corona).

On the plus side, Derek (mode), Gelsey (model) and Aubrey (makeup) were an absolute joy to work with and their terrific attitude under difficult working conditions kept me motivated.  In the end, it was more than worth it.

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