This was one of my last projects before leaving Rollins for sunny California. The story is about a Rollins alum who was a scientist that worked on Little Boy, the U-235 bomb. This was a labor of love between the photographer and myself. The people featured in the profiles are often some of the most interesting and incredible people. Because the subject is on the controversial side, we wanted to be respectful of the subject matter, but also do something really cool with it.
We (the photographer Scott Cook) knew we wanted to do something with chalk. I read every article I could get my hands on and binge watched every episode of Manhattan for inspiration. The photographer took my ideas and had the college physicist cross examine the formulas, and re-write many of them. As much as I love science and math, it's not my profession–so a lot of work was put into getting them right.
Not to mention...
There isn't that much information out there about these bombs.
All and all I am pretty happy with how the project turned out and I am super grateful to have worked with such an incredible team. The photographer is so talented and creative and I had a wonderful creative director, who trusted me enough to take something from start to finish and really see this project through.