Last week my friend Elise and I met at Powell’s Candy in downtown Bend, Oregon to meet up with the Big Brother/Big Sister couple and their “little” Mac for the cover photoshoot. Having been in education prior to beginning full time as a photographer and starting my own business I’ve worked at most of the schools in the area as a substitute teacher. So when Mac came up to me and asked, “were you a teacher ever?” I gave him a sly smile and before I could think of a good line I was laughing, since I did remember him in classes and it’s so common for me to have kids come up and ask, “are you Mr. Roe”?. Ah, they grow up so quick!
So at 9:00am in the morning it’s not super warm out and I’m having Mac sit on a blisteringly cold metal bench while I shoot photos of him for the inside shot. Mac’s not too into the whole thing and can only think about his freezing bottom so the brick wall ends up being a better choice as he gave more than a painful expression! The cover shot was just as fun and after experimenting with having the “bigs” do rabbit ears to Mac with the lollipops I wanted to create this look where the two adults were the ones with the candy (looking more like kids) than Mac. I’m happy with the results as it creates a fun subtle air for an important cause.
In addition, I donated a really cool framed print of the Painted Hills to be auctioned off. So come on and put your money to a good cause! You can access it online at www.tsweekly.com/