POZ Magazine - Luz

September's POZ magazine has been released, containing a some pictures I took of an HIV positive mother named Luz de Jesus Roman.  We had two sittings together, one last year while she was pregnant and then another a while back with the baby.  Probably the longest photo lead time I'll ever deal with.

The ones against the the grey were taken in Luz' kitchen in the Bronx.  5' wide seamless taped to the wall, and one large octabox crammed into the corner and me with my trusty 28mm wide-angle lens about 3 feet from her with my butt against the kitchen table.

I had originally converted the cover shot to black and white (see 4th image), but the magazine decided they wanted it in color after all.  I think that third photo is my favorite.