I’m a headshot and portrait photographer. I post happy photos of successful people, or artsy shots of models and women. So this is a departure. A project I photographed for Pinnacle Communications, focusing on the rise in domestic violence since COVID-19. The campaign, “Together We Are Stronger,” is sponsored by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office, and is now appearing on social media as well as on billboards, bus shelters and other public sites throughout the city.
The photoshoot was sobering. After the makeup artist finished working with the model, we met a team from WJZ-TV who were doing a public service announcement on the campaign. They did their video first, then we proceeded with the still photos. Though the model was wearing makeup we could not escape the message. The campaign is running now, in print ads, on billboards, bus stops, and signs all over Baltimore City.
To learn more about TWAS visit http://togetherwearestronger.com/. I am proud to be part of this effort, and pleased that I was selected to work on the creative team.