First degree murder. Aggravated kidnapping. Aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Floyd Bledsoe spent fifteen years in prison after being convicted of these crimes in 2000, but he never committed any of them.
The thing I enjoy most about editorial photography these days is what used to terrify me about the whole idea. Everything is unknown, everything is a variable…except the deadline. On mornings like this one, I spend the long drives letting my mind drift between imagining scenarios for the shoot and absorbing podcasts.
It was an early morning drive down to the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas, that brought me to my first meeting with Robin Macy. Our communication up to that point had been brief, but her lyricism had already woven its way through her messages to let me know I wasn’t photographing any ordinary woman.
Some images originally published in Kansas Commerce Magazine
Editorial work always comes with its unique set of challenges, and that’s why I love it so, so much. Having your mettle tested in the field is either educational or satisfying…and very often both. Having been commissioned to photograph images of the owners of and current exhibits on display at Harvester Arts, I came prepared for every eventuality.