The Seniors who made America for Generations (Switzerland)

Elizabeth Holtzman, former congresswoman, 1st woman to serve as DA of Kings County.

In July, Swiss magazine Generations made me crawl out of isolation for a few days to photograph some of the “seniors who made America”, some famous, some regular citizens.

I gathered the portraits in  a dedicated gallery for your viewing comfort. 

Bob Gore, photographer and civil rights activist.

Inca Mohamed, BLM activist

Inna Breite, retired teacher

Zolio Guillen, Technician

Bonita Knierim, factory worker, fervent Trump supporter

Genesis/ on-going project

On July 7th 2014, 12 years-old Genesis Rincon got killed by a story bullet in a gang shoutout in Paterson, NJ. 

The aftermath of her death and the quest for justice of her family was the subject of my friend Jean-Cosme Delaloye’s documentary Stray Bullet.

Alexis Rincon, Paterson NJ

Surprisingly, during the court proceedings, a friendship developed between her dad Alexis and criminal attorney Harley Breite who represented one of the gunman; an colorful character, who lives with his mum, his ferrari and a loaded gun, safety off  in each and every room.

Jean-Cosme is now preparing a documentary serie  about their relationship and the long term impact of Genesis’ murder. He asked me to tag along and shoot portraits of the protagonists for pre- production.

Harley and his mum Inna

We met Genesis’ grandma, Susan whose health has been degrading and has been quarantined since the beginning of the pandemic in the basement of the house.

Susan Rincon, Paterson NJ

We met her uncle too. The Commissioner was a prominent figure in the streets of Paterson before being incarcerated on unrelated charges. He was let out recently due to the coronavirus.

Commissioner, Paterson NJ

Commissioner, Paterson NJ

More soon.

Colin O’Brady for The Wall Street Journal

This was my first portrait of the year thanks to the always amazing Ronnie Boo Boo at The Wall Street Journal. 

Colin met me for a very quick shoot at a midtown studio, he was just back from rowing all the way to Antarctica, yeah you read that right, so I was expecting him his skin to be burnt by the cold and saltwater but to my surprise he looked like he just exited the spa. 

We exchanged a few moisturizing tips and shot this few options. 

Read Colin’s book ’ The impossible first and follow his new adventures on his instagram.

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