MAB Community Services shoot. July 16, 2014
It all started with a prom....
In 2010, Barbara Salisbury the intrepid and talented CEO of MAB Community Services, (Mass. Association for the Blind and the Visually Impaired and the Ivy Street School, (Thriving after Brain Injury) hired me to photograph their annual prom. It was an amazing experience and there began a relationship professional and personal which continues to this day.
Have you heard about the great work being done at MAB and the Ivy Street School? Please visit there website at: www.mabcommunity.org
Most recently, I collaborated with Barbara on a photographic study on friendship at the Ivy Street School. These amazing kids! I photographed them with their best friends and the end result will be printing these images, life-size as wall-paper. I credit the kids and Barbara's creative spirit in realizing this wonderful project.
With the guidance and talent of designer Edie Twining, the project is a continuation of Barbara's remarkable vision for the school. Edie's work already adds an element of color and fun to the school environment right down to the striking floors. The multipurpose room where these images will paper the walls serves as a positive space for the kids. Often dismissed and overlooked elsewhere, here these kids are encouraged, respected and now will be surrounded by the most positive images possible: Friends with Friends!
I absolutely love photographing for MAB and the Ivy Street School. I’m very grateful to my friend and CEO Barbara Salisbury for hiring me to document these amazing students/clients.
Knowing I needed an assistant, asking Judy (West) to work with me was a no-brainer. An extraordinary photographer in her own right, she’s also fun to work with and LOVES kids. We had a blast, as you can see!