Jerry hails from Southern Missouri and lives just off the highway I was traveling on my way to visit my family for Thanksgiving. He's an independent owner/operator who travels with his very loyal (and well-fed) companion Izzy, a miniature pinscher.
November 26, 2014
November 25, 2014
I met Chad at his company's terminal outside of East Saint Louis since I was passing through the area on my way to visit family in Missouri for Thanksgiving. He had expressed an interest in being part of my 2015 calendar project, so I decided make the meeting happen. I arrived as the sun was setting and knew I had a short window of time before I lost all available light. I got my single speed-lite set up and went to work. Traditionally, I convert the images from my ongoing trucker project to black and white, but I really like the saturated colors in these images. I'm making an exception this time.
November 14, 2014
Finally met David in person after communicating for a couple of years. He runs primarily regional out of Upstate New York, but this time he was coming to the Chicago area for a night so I drove down from Madison to meet up with him. It was the first cold snap of the winter which was a little uncomfortable for making portraits, but the crisp clear morning made for some nice light. David is a great guy. Laughs a lot and he was quite comfortable in front of the camera.