It’s easy to get lost in the technical aspects of photography—the correct exposure, the right light modifier for the exact situation—and produce a technically perfect image that lacks heart.
That’s why I enjoy working with clients like the Pine Tree Legal Association. They are a statewide non-profit providing legal services to Mainers with need but no ability to pay. It’s a wonderful mission and they do great, important work.
Recently, PTLA asked me to take portraits of their clients both at their Portland office and at various other locations of significance to the clients or their legal cases.
Selfishly, I love the opportunity to photograph PTLA’s clients—many of them families, all of whom have stories to tell—in a candid, simple, editorial way. Here, the moment is the most important thing, as is revealing the stories written on the faces of their clients.