Richard Osborne is a State of New Hampshire Representative for Grafton County. He’ll soon be running for re-election. Obviously, it is in his interest to have updated and engaging headshots. He knew it was time for this, but he didn’t think he would enjoy the process. Many of my clients are uncomfortable in front of
Shortly after the murder of George Floyd, I decided I wanted to help support the Black Lives Matter movement in some way. I started by watching and listening, trying to educate myself. Then I began this personal portrait project. I welcome protesters into my studio during protests on the common in Plymouth, NH. I listen
This young woman is Abby. I find her to be quiet, but graceful and strong. She has many interests, including volleyball and hunting. She is exploring the world of modeling. Her current goals for her portfolio include headshots, casual portraits, fitness, and fashion. Her family is very supportive. They arranged this portrait session for her.
Todd is a senior at New Hampton School. A talented actor, he performs in community and academic theatre around New Hampshire. I first created headshots for Todd two years ago. His look has evolved quite a bit since then. It is important for him to stay current. Todd will use his updated headshots for college admissions and acting auditions. The
The thing that is most striking to me about this project is how strong and determined people in my community are. I also love seeing our police officers and community members stand together against racism. This movement has not been without adversity, even in our small community. Organizers and participants have received many nasty comments
This is Part II of a personal project. On June 14, I opened my studio to people who were protesting on the town common in front of my building in Plymouth, New Hampshire. You can see Part I HERE. I asked each person “Why do you protest?” “I want to be part of the solution.
We are seeing profound cultural change in the U.S. Urgent calls are being made to examine systemic racism in our country. Our tiny town in the mountains of New Hampshire is not an exception. Last Sunday I opened my studio to anyone present at the protests. Here you can see the protest that was organized
The news is filled with the effects of events all over the world. The emphasis tends to be on dense population centers, and on politically important cities. I don’t live in one of those places. I live in in a small, quiet town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. As I write this, New
Photography is evolving right now. The June cover of Vanity Fair magazine shows a portrait of Janelle Monae, taken by photographer Collier Schorr. As far as I know, it’s the first cover of its kind because it was photographed remotely, live. Schorr’s image appears in the right-hand corner in each of the portraits from that