In January of this year, I was entrusted with the task of photographing Kim Simplis Barrow, the First Lady of Belize, for the cover of the next issue of ComplexD, a digital magazine out of the UK as well as for the inside feature article.
You probably remember that I photographed her and her family last summer, while I was a Road Warrior in Belize.
But the shoot this year was completely different. See, just about a month after I completed my assignment in Belize and returned home, Kim Barrow was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. At the age of 39. The news caught us all off guard – her family, her fellow Belizeans, and me – even more so because we had become friends over the months. I remember reading Continue reading