Bomb Squad Boxing is a great community program aiming to prevent violence through boxing and provide guidance and mentorship to those who come to their evening workouts. I first met coaches Terry Williams and John Elmore when I worked on a cover story for Super Lawyers magazine that featured John’s involvement with the program and his day-to-day work as an attorney. I got to know several of the participants during my visits and wanted to come back to do something in-depth for the program that they could use to help raise awareness about what they do for the community.
My team and I created this series of portraits of the attendees of an evening training session at BSB in a single night. Sadly the Covid-19 Pandemic has put many of the group’s activities on hold for the time being, but I hope that once they can reopen that I will be able to return and expand this project further.
Back in April I served as one of the judges for BSC’s Runway 5.0 event, an extravagantly produced demonstration of student designs from the school’s Fashion Technology program. Organized by Erin Habes, the event grows in scope every year and It was fantastic to be involved with it again. One of the highlights of the event is the unveiling of the senior collections that the students spend months developing – and the prizes for the winner this year included scholarships for them to further their education as well as an opportunity to have their winning collection photographed. This is one of my favorite community events that I donate time to every year because of the immense efforts the students from this school put into their creations for the judging panel, which this year included myself as well as industry leaders from companies like New Era, Victoria’s Secret, Aeropostale, and more.
The very deserving winner this year was Kathryn Jakubowski, a senior designer whose collection was a favorite among the judges, which is impressive given the tough competition she was up against from some of the other students. These are just a few of the images that I am working on for Kathryn, who also received a $2000 scholarship and is now interning with Ali Eagen from Made by Anatomy as she furthers her design education. Congratulations Kathryn!.