I think this article bears reading; the public needs to take a second look at Scientology. The writing in the piece is phenomenal and the attention to detail, the breadth and depth of the article are superior. This is journalism as it should be, finding and exposing what needs to be exposed. I have just read the second part which you can find here: http://tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/project/
.. and I eagerly await Part 3
To me, in these portraits, AJ is feeling very pensive. I don't know what he was thinking about but it seems serious and deep; I think it's expressed in his eyes. They were taken about 2 months apart, I used window light both times.
Alambria Springs Farm, a CSA farm in Lebanon New York (upstate NY), owned by Amy Yahna and Brian Musician. I found these guys through a job I had while interning at the Syracuse Post-Standard. I was sent to the farm to take a portrait of Amy and Brian and some shots of their house for a story in the paper. I liked them so much and what they were doing that I called them back about a week later and asked if I could do a video about them and their farm. They are wonderful people and I felt at home every time I visited to do video or photos.