Livingston Harper for Newsweek
The gap between shooting a story and actually seeing it in print can be long, and I've learned to treat the assignment as an end in itself, with any resulting tearsheets as an unexpected surprises.
In February, I went down to Mississippi for Newsweek to spend the day with Congressman Gregg Harper's family. Their son, Livingston, has Fragile X Syndrome and Congressman Harper has been an outspoken advocate of the condition and the need for more awareness and funding. The family could not have been more accommodating of having me there and I'm grateful for their patience.
Saya Barkdoll and her daugher Taylor
The second assignment for the story was much closer to home, and I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening with Saya Barkdoll and her daughter, Taylor at their home in Maryland. Taylor underwent multiple surgeries soon after she was born to correct a number of malformations. She's now an outgoing seven year old who whizzed through her homework with her Mom and proceeded to borrow my camera to take some photographs of her. Michelle Cottle's story is here.
IRS Commissioner Doug Schulman for Government Executive
Changing gears a bit, I had a very brief shoot with IRS Commissioner Schulman that resulted in a cover image and spread inside of Government Executive Magazine.