Back in November, I was hired by Loomis Chaffee, an independent prep school located in Windsor, Connecticut, to do an editorial shoot for the winter issue of their alumni magazine. The assignment had me travel out to Plainville, KS to photograph Lauren Mack, Loomis Chaffee alumn and hardest working veterinarian I’ve ever met.
Plainville, KS is in the definition for “middle of nowhere”, about a 4hr drive from my studio in Lawrence. I arrived in Plainville at 8am(an early rise for sure!) and followed Lauren out to a ranch where she proceeded to do internal exams and vaccinations on 70 pregnant cows….and these cows were not happy about this exam. It was Crazytown. As a photographer, there are times that I have to get dirty in order to “get the shot” and I did get pretty dirty on this assignment, but I have never witnessed a person doing a job quite as physical and downright filthy as the amazing vet, Lauren. She was the boss of those cows and it was awe-inspiring to watch/photograph.
These are my favorite assignments, hands down. Traveling to new places and photographing people in their own unique environments is what keeps me excited about being a photographer. Below is the cover shot and the article about Lauren in the new issue of the Loomis Chaffee Magazine. I’ve even included a little behind the scenes video for your viewing pleasures…bonus!