Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Anatomy of a Story - Part II

I spent a couple days with Stewart this week continuing my project on medical marijuana and working on some video and audio components as well. This is my third time spending time with Stewart and he seems to be doing much better than the last time I saw him. He has been using medicinal marijuana to combat his Parkinson's symptoms as well as manage his pain associated with his other illnesses. When I drove the four hours over the pass to see him and his wife he walked outside to greet me with a smile on his face. We spent several days talking about his life, his medicine, and his family. I recently started teaching several photography courses throughout Seattle, one dealing with the photographic narrative, so it has been fun for me to work on this story and concentrate on telling this man's story and capturing the subtle moments throughout his daily life that hopefully will work together to create a compelling narrative. I am eager to see how it evolves over the coming months and as always had a great time learning about Stewart and his life.

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