Every once in awhile a client emails you a dream assignment. For me, a dream assignment doesn’t have to be fancy or on the other side of the globe, it just has to be aligned with my values and something that inspires me. I got that kind of call from The Trust for Public Land to photograph a new property they are working to protect in Hamilton, MA. Autumn was winding down so we scheduled as soon as possible.
As the day neared, the weather wasn’t looking good and they asked if I could come a day earlier(that same day). I received the email while doing some work on Martha’s Vineyard, a mere 45 minute ferry ride, 15 minute bus shuttle, and 2 hour drive from Hamilton. I said yes and grabbed my bags.
We were able to accomplish a lot in a very short period of time, working efficiently with the models. It was the kind of shoot where I just followed the subjects around and never told them to do anything. The Trust for Public Land will use the photos to show people who can’t go to the property, what it feels like to be there and hopefully the images will aid in their fundraising and advocacy work to protect public lands.