This past spring I teamed up with my friend, Claire Cormany, to produce a new look-book & website for The Altamont School. Claire & I worked together a few years ago on Portico, a monthly Birmingham lifestyle magazine. I have always loved Claire’s layouts and design and how they complement my images. When Altamont hired me to photograph the school, I was very persistent that they bring Claire on board as well (your images are only as good as how they are presented, right?!).
I’m so proud of this project and the freedom that the administration let us have while documenting their amazing institution. We didn’t plan or stage any photos. The school gave me complete access to the campus. When I walked the halls and visited the classrooms, I was so impressed by the unique way the whole school operated: a student body that was truly diverse, the great respect that teachers had for students (and vice versa). The school was better off for allowing me to document the true nature of the school.