As a photographer, I am always excited to try something a little different or new, and the cover shoot for this month’s 225 was one of those times. We had a vision for what we wanted the cover to look like and what it would imply, and the challenge was just making the shoot actually happen. However, to make this illustration happen, I would need some different equipment and some models to make the scene come to life.
Writer Adrian Hirsch and I worked closely to pull the shoot together and throughout Adrian’s research/interviewing process. We traveled to several schools, talking with and photographing students about bullying in Baton Rouge.
The cover shoot was a little more complicated, though, and we ran into many stop signs before finally finding The Possibility Project, which had a location that had lockers and students who were more than happy to help us out.
The students were perfect for the shoot — all being high school ages and all having a performance background — and they contributed ideas as we started shooting. And we got many, many wonderful images, some of which are being featured in this month’s magazine.
This is one of my favorites that didn’t make it into print:
To read Adrian Hirsch’s article on Bullying in Louisiana and the Baton Rouge area, click here.