"But for Bernard, forgiveness comes hard. It requires peeling back the layers of a life, tracing the arc of relationships, recasting a narrative over and over to worry some telling detail. Sometimes it means going right to the source, confronting the offender in a quest for answers. And, as Bernard has come to realize, it also requires forgiving yourself.
But it begins with vengeance."
from The Truth About Forgiveness, by Karen Houppert
We're in full tax return-finishing mode here, wondering if Spring will ever actually come and working out a lighting setup for a portrait series later this week that will include photographing, among many others, the greatest war photographer of the past thirty years. Suffice to say, it's been a busy and somewhat hectic week.
The postman delivered the results of a busy week in December, when I shot six portraits over a three day period, running around town with the full lighting kit and trying to get as much out of my five minute allotments as possible. Poder's Black Book is sort of a who's-who of prominent Hispanic leaders around the country. My shoots included recent Obama Administration appointees, the Mexican Ambassador to the US and the President of the IDB. The subjects were uniformly gracious and open to carrying out various concepts of being "in motion", the theme for the entire book.
Arturo Valenzuela, Director of Center of Latin American Studies at Georgetown
Cecila Muñoz Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for The White House
Arturo Sarukhan Casamitjana, Mexican Ambassador to the US
Dan Restrepo, Senior Policy Advisor to President Obama
Janet Murguia, President of La Raza
Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
It's been a lovely week that began with snow and is ending with 70 degree weather and plans for an upcoming trip to New Orleans with my wonderful wife. A few tearsheets came in as well and as is my wont, I tried to work a few extra setups with each shoot which invariably leaves a lot of images on the cutting room floor. They'll serve as blog fodder, if nothing else.
Senator Richard Shelby for BusinessWeek
Ari Shapiro for the Advocate
Biotech Lobbyist Frankie Trull for the Scientist
Tearsheet Wednesday Update
US Airways 1549 Survivor James Hanks Jr. for BusinessWeek