Photographing the Dharun Ravi trial was an exercise in repetition.
Ravi walks into the courtroom, Ravi talks to his attorney, Ravi looks back toward his family seated behind me, etc….. Everyday, for nearly a month, it was the same courtroom photos.
During the long trial Star-Ledger columnist Mark DiIonno laid the ground work for a post-trial interview.
Considering the national attention the trial was receiving an interview was a long shot but Mark’s masterful work scored us an exclusive interview at Ravi’s home.
Despite sitting only a dozen feet away from Ravi during the trial this was the first time I spoke to him.
During the interview he was calm and well-spoken. He and his family were very open to any idea I had for our portrait session.
Since he did not testify during the trial this was the first time people heard directly from him.
The interest in the story is amazing, as of today the story has received over 1,700 comments online.