Week in Pictures November 10th to 17th

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This week has been busy not to mention filled with a great variety of subjects!  Photography of a state field hockey championship, a teacher of the year ceremony for People magazine, two dress rehearsals of modern dance for Rutgers, a … Continue reading

Elie Honig – New Jersey’s new chief of criminal prosecutions

Elie Honig portrait photography Jody Somers

Elie Honig, director of the Division of Criminal Justice for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety. (Jody Somers / J Somers Photography LLC / www.jsomersphotography.com)

Recently I photographed Elie Honig, the new director of the Division of Criminal Justice for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, as he talked to a reporter from The Star-Ledger.  I like this image.  That sun-spot he is reaching for is actually an off camera flash reflecting in the window and the table top.  Every now and then your subject, your lighting and your timing on the shutter button all come together to make what could be a run-of-the-mill feature profile something a bit more compelling.  I knew it when I made the photograph that this would be my favorite from the assignment.

Elie Honig, director of the Division of Criminal Justice for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety.  (Jody Somers / J Somers Photography LLC / www.JSomersPhotography.com)

Elie Honig, director of the Division of Criminal Justice for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety. (Jody Somers / J Somers Photography LLC / www.JSomersPhotography.com)

I do very much like the portrait I made of him in the lobby of the building.  Here is a lawyer that has taken on members of organized crime and won!  It’s an impressive record and I wanted the portraits of him that accompanied the newspaper story to reflect his no-nonsense personality.

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NJ Governors State of the State Address

The other day I was going through my archives and came across this assignment.  I was hired to photograph the 2012 State of the State Address for the New Jersey Governors office since their regular photographer was unavailable.  It was an interesting, challenging assignment since I had never worked in the state house before and here I am at arguably on of the biggest media events on the governors schedule.   At this and every assignment I try to cover every angle and make the photographs that tell the story.  I was in the balcony on all sides, on the lower wings, in the center aisle, using wide angle and telephoto lenses, and working the room through the entire address.  In the end I was happy with the results and so was the client.