Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dancing In The Moonlight: Midwest Teen Ministry Prom 2009

May 16 was a special night for these kids, and I hope my work here reflects what it meant for them.

As you can see, they felt like they had a lot to celebrate. I took about 100 photos that look a lot like this one, because they were jumping and throwing their hands in the air all night.

Great pedicure...

"Where are we going after this?"

The last dance...

Time to say goodnight.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nancy "Action" Jackson

The Chicago Reporter  hired me to shoot portraits of Nancy, a.k.a. "Jackson In Action," for their story about her non-profit organization, Night Moves.  "Action" is not an overstatement — we went through 8 backgrounds in less than half an hour.

Most of Night Moves' work is done on the street (in an RV, that could not be there that morning), so we went down to the broken streets of inner-city Chicago...

Nancy's a nice lady to work with: I told her to jump on a chair so she could get closer to this mural, and that was no problem.  And she's actually texting here.

Since we were minus the RV, we went to the classroom in a Wicker Park school that doubles as Night Moves' office.