Today I was lucky enough to have my schedule fall into place so that I could take part in something that I really wanted to do, but didn’t think my schedule would allow. The project was Help-Portrait. The official website can be found at Help-Portrait.com. The notion was to go out into the world and find someone who could benefit in a small or great way from having their portrait taken. Then take their portraits, make prints and deliver them. All for free. All in the name of helping out, in some small way through the skills we have as photographers, another person.
Fortunately for me (as I was very late to the party), arrangements had already been set by some photographers to work with groups at the Bethesda Mission men’s and women’s shelters. I walked away with a lot of great photographs but agreed not to share them here for the sake of privacy of those photographed. I also walked away with respect for these gentlemen who are trying to put their lives together despite the rough hand dealt to them by society. Here are some photos of the group of photographers who also were part of the project.