Much of my work for various clients focuses around historic aspects of Judaism. It’s almost impossible to talk about the history of the Jews without mentioning the Holocaust.
I recently covered, and continue to cover the projects of an organization called “From The Depths,” which is based in Warsaw, Poland. Jonny Daniels, the founder and head of the non-profit recently visited Boston to speak at some local universities, including Harvard, Emerson, and Clark. I had the pleasure of photographing his discussion at Boston University, where he spoke to local young professionals and students. He also showed some artifacts found in and around Poland:
A few days later, we shot some portraits of Jonny for various publications. When thinking about a location to shoot, we realized that The New England Holocaust Memorial would be a powerful backdrop. The last time I was on assignment in that area, a rainbow appeared over the iconic memorial:
So we went down to the memorial and shot a combination of general portraits with clean backgrounds, as well as environmental portraits due to the importance of the location:
We capped off the day by photographing some of the artifacts that Jonny brought to Boston, including dreidels, patches, and soap:
Thanks to Jonny for being such a great subject and making this all happen! I’m looking forward to traveling to Poland in 2015 to cover more of the important programs that From The Depths puts on.