When I started to think about this blog I felt my "People at Work" theme was appropriate, and that it had only been a short while ago that I had pushed the pause button on that theme. So this morning I looked back and found that installment number 9 was posted on May 19th, 2009! Not possible... Anyway, here goes with number 10. Finally!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph Joyce Bellefeuille, for the Merrimack Valley Magazine, along with some of her volunteers as they worked on her Power of Flowers project. Joyce is the owner of Belle Feuille Floral Design in Dunstable, Massachusetts. I would encourage you to check out the Merrimack Valley Magazine article, written by Anne Broyles.
You can read lots more about it on Joyce's web site, but the project delivers free flowers, donated from funerals, weddings, banquets and church services that would otherwise be discarded, to deserving recipients chosen through community outreach programs, friends, home care organizations, elder services, senior centers and cancer clinics.
I think creating photo essays like this to go along with editorial environmental portraits, that are the basis for the articles, gives the reader a much better connection to the subject.
The magazine went out to subscribers this week and will be on newstands on September 15th. See the magazine's web site for locations.