Oakland, CA Alumni, for Teach For America’s One Way Magazine
On a recent shoot, I had the joy to meet a number of Teach for America alumni. It was a group photo for the current issue of the organization’s alumni magazine and a fun project. The subjects are people who’ve had a unique and positive impact on Oakland’s education system. I worked with the New York-based art team to select a location that best communicated themes from the written piece, “A Slow Steady Revolution.” I used student desks to illustrate the work of our subjects and a roof-top perspective to portray Oakland’s “urban-ness” in a bright, contemporary rendering the city doesn’t often receive.
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Learn more about Teach for America and One Day here: www.teachforamerica.org/after-the-corps/one-day-magazine/
On the tech-y side, the image was shot with a Nikon D3 and 35mm f2 and lit with Speedotron 202VF heads (reviewed here) and 1205CX packs, all available from B&H Video. Also, Nikon gear can be rented anywhere in the U.S. through blog sponsor www.borrowlenses.com.
Photo by good friend, fellow photographer, and “key grip,” Chris Bjuland: www.bjuland.com
Also, check out his tintype work on The Photo Cooperative: thephotocooperative.com