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11,314

11,314 – That’s how many photos I took in the month of August.  Most people who don’t shoot for a living are amazed by the fact that a photographer can shoot between 200 and 300 frames during a simple portrait shoot.  But even I am amazed at 11,314. Needless to say it was a busy month, one which took a week in September in the woods of Ontario to recover from.  But it was great.  As usual, I shot for a number of my regular and favorite clients (The New York Times, The Boston Globe and NPR) but also had the opportunity to work a few new ones including CNN, the Financial Times of Germany, the Swiss magazine VIVAI as well as shooting two videos for the BBC.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the month that you might have missed in the publications…

Portrait of Michael Sandel, Author of "Justice", Professor of Government at Harvard University and “most influential foreign figure” of the year in China according to Newsweek Magazine.

Mike Fitzgerald and his daughter Saoirse share a kiss while drawing at Children's Hospital Boston, August 25, 2011. Both Saoirse and Fitzgerald's wife Kezia are undergoing treatment for two unrelated forms of cancer. Faced with two family members getting cancer at the same time, Mike Fitzgerald said there isn't much you can do to make sense of it. "It is so overwhelming you just kind of ignore it," Mike said. "You just have to focus on getting better," Kezia added.

Portrait of Saran Kaba Jones, Executive Director of FACE Africa at the Boston Public Garden August, 2, 2011.

Trombone Shorty at the Newport Jazz Festival August 6, 2011.

Portrait of Tom Perrotta, author of "Little Children" "The Abstinence Teacher" and next "The Leftovers" which comes out at end of August and is likely to be made into a series for HBO.