Contact Sheet: Justin Tsucalas' Sharp Dressed Man Portaits

“I came across Sharp Dressed Man on assignment and immediate could see how important the service was to its clients.  It was then that I noticed the team taking before and after cell phone snapshots which gave me the idea to set up the backdrop and studio lights a few weeks later.  I shot all the pictures on a 24-105 [lens] mainly because the room we were using was pretty compact and I wanted the option for full body frames as well as more traditional head shots. The most rewarding part of the project was reviewing the "after" images with the men and seeing a tangible sense of pride cross their faces.  This can be seen in the noticeable change in body language when comparing the before and after images.” - Justin Tsucalas, working with the non-profit Sharp Dressed Man, which collects suits to help men who "are homelessness, were incarcerated, or facing other challenges" dress up for job interviews. On March 1, the charity's headquarters caught fire. They are trying to rebuild

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