AARP Bulletin DOP Michael Wichita called me up a few months ago — actually, while I was in Denver for Geekfest – needing an in-house mock up made so he could pitch an illustration idea to his bosses for a big story they’re doing on the kind of people who use Social Security. He needed it ASAP! So, I grabbed whoever was closest: Denver Post staff video shooter Mahala Gaylord and Denver-based freelancer Ben Rasmussen. Oh. and that’s me on the left.
The idea is to make a white seamless portrait of several Social Security recipients and explain their situations with written vignettes.
This is Michael’s idea put to work. It’s the promo piece for the story.
The story section looks a little different. You can see it here.
I photographed one recipient from Baltimore, Dr. Timothy Modlin. Here’s his vignette.