Subject – David Jones, Sergeant, Edmonton Police Service (works with children and victims of crime and abuse)
Shoot Notes –
1. There are some people you photograph that make you (unintentionally question what you do for a living and what you contribute to the community). David is one of those people. He helps children who are victims of abuse… And I simply take photographs… Its an honor to photograph real heroes like him.
2. I wanted to shoot David in his uniform. He initially wasn’t sure of the idea because he do sent wear it all that often. But I pushed hard (which I normally don’t do) because I knew I wanted that air of authority, protection and awesomeness and the uniform communicated that.
3. When shooting a police officer they carry guns.. so I needed to be aware when photographing him that I wasn’t really showing that off but I didn’t want to hide it either… Which is why he is facing the way he is.
4. David works with project Zebra www.zebracentre.ca that is a Child Protective Center. When you walk in there is this GIANT painting of a Zebra. As soon as I saw it I was like “this is where we are shooting, it may not make sense, but trust me”
5. We shot this in 45mins.