Scroll down if you want to head straight for my favorite images from 2014.
2014 has been a busy year. In addition to forming a new company (Spirited Media) with my husband and launching our first website (Billy Penn), I launched two new photography projects that I’m really excited about.
- The PicMe Project. Long-time friend and colleague, Kamilah Bunn (the Metropolitan Council of Governments) and I came up with the PicMe project as another way to help get the word out about older kids in foster care who are available for adoption.
- Priceless Puppies, I’ve been photographing puppies destined to be assistance dogs for paws4people for over 5 years now and figured it was about time I figured out a way to share all of that puppy cuteness.
In 2014, I blogged less, but wrote more, as I began writing for Connection Newspapers. Links to my pieces are below the pictures.
I met an inspiring teacher, Al Faraone and his post-high school student, Will. An aspiring photographer, Will had been taking pictures at school events and wanted to learn more. Al figured out how to rig my Canon 5D Mark iii to Will’s wheelchair, so that he could look through the viewfinder. With limited use of his hands, clicking the shutter was difficult. Using a remote trigger, he worked hard to capture the images he wanted. Interested in learning more?
Presenting 14 from 2014: For-Profit Work (click on each picture to view larger)
Presenting 14 from 2014: Non-Profit Work with paws4people.org (click the links to learn more about the dogs and the difference they are making. Click on the pictures to see them larger.)
Links to Connection Newspaper articles
This was a multi-part package, taking up several pages of the paper. This link goes to an intro and then all of the links to each of the associated pieces. Blondes turning Heads in Prison
We wanted to come up with a different way to talk about adoption. No stats. No pleas for help. Rather, the story of how a wonderful family was expanded through adoption. Hover over each image to see captions and read about the story of the Havlovick’s. How Three Became One
Photo gallery of assistance dogs and their handlers. Click on each picture for description.