Columbus, Ohio, USA

In memory of Dominae

I've never been a strong portrait photographer, especially when it relates to conveying visually some kind of non-visual idea. In rare cases, I'm able to translate the idea I have in my head into a picture in spite of the unknowns like physical space, light, type of light, number of people, et cetera. 

This one worked out how I thought it might. 

Caption: Returning Gahanna relay runners Sara Richards, Daniella Johnson and Sami Shaw pose for a portrait Apr. 25, 2013 at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. Last October, the fourth member of the relay team, senior Dominae Gaston, was murdered. Now, the team's runners touch a picture of Dominae that hangs in the locker room before heading out to the track.