Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Chang-Diaz for Change

A few months ago I did campaign portraits at the NESOP studios for Sonia Chang-Diaz, who is running for State Senate in my district and will decidedly be getting my vote.

A week ago her campaign called to ask me if I would do the photography for a mail piece featuring testimonials from various people who will be voting for Sonia, from neighborhoods all over the district. I completed the project Sunday and Monday, and I'm pretty excited about the results. Here we go - get your walkin' shoes on, we're hitting the best of Boston.

(P.S. At the risk of photo-overload, I'm making myself choose only one portrait of each person I shot... but for the others, please (please, please!) see the Flickr album.)

Chinatown...


Beacon Hill...

Roxbury...

Mattapan...

Jamaica Plain...



The South End...

And of course, Ms. Chang-Diaz herself, hard at work in her home.


Had a great time with this project and loved the challenge. I hope there's more great stuff like this on the horizon.

(Just in case ya missed it, here's the rest of 'em.)

4 comments:

Steve said...

Your photos are fantastic! Had so much fun hanging out with you tonight. I'm sure I'll be seeing you.

I've linked to my LiveJournal, which I assure you, is still quite trivial, but... hey, it's my LiveJournal, it can be as trivial as I want!

See you around.
~S

Melissa said...

View the other photos!

They are really, really great.

Jessie GK, Campaign Photographer Extraordinaire

Ian said...

Jessie -- great shots as always, especially that first one in Chinatown. (I'm a sucker for special effects.)

One question though: is Sonia taking an AP US History course? Why does her copy of the People's History have so many flags in it? :)

Fred said...

Really good suff, Jess. I love the way you surround your subject with meaningful space and graphic elements. I haven't really learned how to do that yet - I usually just get in people's faces and fill the frame. Gratz on such a cool gig. You're helping me convince myself that photos can help save the world.