Joyce Maynard for AARP Magazine

December 18, 2017 2:57 pm

In late April I travelled to northern California to photograph Joyce Maynard for AARP Magazine. The pictures were for an article she wrote about a break-in that occurred one night while she was sleeping. After spending the morning together taking pictures for the article, she mentioned her upcoming memoir about the loss of her husband Jim. We decided to take a portrait of her holding one of her favorite pictures of him, but it wasn’t until five months later that I read her book and really understood their incredible story. Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just one year after their wedding day. If you’re looking for a book that you wont be able to put down you should pick up a copy of The Best of Us.
Many thanks to Jane Clark for the great assignment.

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