Cancer Coalition Photography
With several members of the O-Zone team volunteering for the Frederick County Community Cancer Coalition, when they voted to spend special state-awarded cigarette restitution funds available for public outreach and education, we got the nod to go ahead with several proposed projects, each of which required original photography. The Frederick County Health Department granted access to a large meeting room over two days for photography, which enabled us to work with the greatest number of on-camera subjects possible, and permitted a controlled lighting area for studio-style shooting. Nearly everyone photographed were members of the coalition or had friends or family members who were members. Others included a few noteworthy community personages, as well as involved department employees, including the long-serving county health officer and head of the Frederick County Health Department, Dr. James Bowes (now retired), here pictured with his standup bass. The photos were used in many projects from ads and billboards, to posters and displays, and brochures and flyers, all aimed at presenting information to the public in a variety of venues, including public health fairs, special events, and corporate presentations to employees.