IMAS Director Portraits

As the photographer, I factor in many elements to compose an image. Sometimes I incorporate these elements, most of the time I remove them. I am more of a minimalist when given the opportunity. These particular photographs were taken of IMAS Director Julie Johnson. I had about an hour to make some photographs of Julie for RGVision Magazine so I had to move quickly. We had already moved through out the museum shooting various images with the sculptures and artwork when we came across this room. All around the room were photographs displayed at eye level with track lighting that created a beautiful, warm feeling intended to make you want to spend some time observing the interesting photos. In the middle of the room was a glass showcase displaying the contact sheets of more photos. I loved the simplicity of the room so I knew I wanted to shoot here. I went ahead a squared Julie up in the center of the room and added a small flash camera left. I was completely set up and the only left to do was to pull a vibe from Julie. We went with comfortable.

Teach For America Alumni Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Rob Garza (McAllen ISD) and Jennifer Corroy (IDEA Public Schools) are amongst this year’s winners of TFA’s Alumni Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations to both Rob and Jennifer for receiving this national prestigious honor. Read the press release here.

South Texas Health System Magazine Summer 2013

Beautiful baby Olivia looks so precious on the cover of South Texas Health System Magazine! I think the editors had a tough time choosing which photo they wanted to put on the cover. Little Cruz holding Olivia did make it on a full page inside the magazine. They’re both wonderful images and I am very proud to have them published in the magazine.