Yesterday I photographed two separate assignments, both dealing with women in wheelchairs. Kinda brings a lot of things going on in one's life into a new perspective, I'd say.
(top): Lorelei Thomas in her Middletown, NY home on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Thomas, a born again Christian and lifelong Middletown resident, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, but manages to paint religious murals on canvas.
(bottom): Kathy Beam, right, massages her daughter Olivia's hands in their Scotchtown, NY home on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Olivia is suffering from a mysterious disease that is causing her spine to disintegrate.