great day for giving away turkeys….

thursday was a crappy day for weather but a perfect day for doing charity work. between stew leonard’s and the boys & girls club, i witnessed over 1,000 turkeys go to people who really needed them. i was truly honored to be a part of it.

i’m starting to get into the swing of things as far as editorial work goes. after getting lost for a while i showed up right on time (as opposed to 30 minutes early) and got the shots i need really quickly with no problems at all. now i’m just waiting for the day that my subjects are uncooperative. up to this point, the people i’ve been shooting have been more than happy to have their picture taken and have had no qualms about giving me their information. i wonder what it will be like to shoot in places where i don’t speak the language. hello sir, i’m with the press. when you’re done throwing feces at those protesters could i please get your name for the paper? you may think i’m crazy, but i can’t wait.

here are some of my favorites from the edit i sent the connecticut post. they didn’t chose all of my top choices, but that’s not my place.

each box contained 4 turkeys and weighed about 60lbs

it was a very efficient turkey-loading assembly line

the turkey-loading assembly line hard at work

a stew leonard's employee loading a charity's van with frozen turkeys

charity volunteers watch as their turkeys are loaded

almost out of turkeys!

kiss those 500 gobblers goodbye!

haven’t finished editing the boys and girls club shoot, but here are some of the shots i’ve worked on so far:

knicks player, al harrington, signs autographs for the kids of the boys & girls club

al harrington was the nicest guy you could ever meet. the kids loved him! i was really impressed.

another family leaves with a turkey and a smile




~ by jacobbmurphy on November 21, 2009.

4 Responses to “great day for giving away turkeys….”

  1. I like the third and seventh photos. like the subtle glare in the third one. Superb job as always J-Murph

  2. I like the family leaving with the turkey. You are really skilled with portraits and they could be a big part of your editorial work. However you’ll need to use flash… which is like blah, I know. But a lil fill flash can go a long way.

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