This is a follow up post about my photo session with Joanna Saenz a few weeks ago. Joanna, you may recall, had her life turned upside down by identity theft. You can read about her ordeal on the America's Most Wanted website and in a story by the Philadelphia Enquirer for which she was interviewed. They're both worth a read.
For those who didn't catch my first post about Joanna, I photographed her for Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS) which was, reportedly, preparing the story for publication in the Washington Post. We did our entire shoot at one small kitchen table and it worked out just fine. Fortunately, she had tons of documents and new clippings for me to use in crafting a few worthwhile photos.
The photos here are ones I shared with Joanna, to help in her crusade against identity theft. You'll notice I've been a little heavier handed on the treatment of these photos than I was on the photos I sent to SHNS. As a news service, Scripps prefers to receive a more straightforward and traditional version photos. Nevertheless,I like the way this treatment adds to the mood of the story and the heightened "attitude" each photo takes on. Oh...and there is one photo of Joanna's son who graciously shared his mom with me, even though he was feeling pretty miserable from a cold.
Let me know what you think.