You Decide 2008

4 08 2008

The September/October 2008 issue of Hearing Loss Magazine is in production now and we’d like your input on which cover idea you favor the most! Post a comment with your vote on this blog or e-mail me at and state your preference (#1, #2, or #3). I have designed and produced the magazine (and shoot most of the covers as well) for almost three years for the HLAA.

Our “cover guy” on this issue is Patrick Holkins, a senior at Harvard University, and currently an intern at the Hearing Loss Association of America national office in Bethesda, MD. He is generating interest for a HLAA Young Adult Group, and is working on launching a social networking site through the HLAA. If you’re interested in learning more about this project, please contact Patrick at

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. The HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds an annual convention, sponsors Walk4Hearing (a national walkathon), hosts online learning with the Hearing Loss Academy, and much more. The HLAA has more than 200 chapters and 14 state organizations. For more information about the HLAA, visit their website here.

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8 responses

5 08 2008

I vote for the first one 🙂 Great pictures!

5 08 2008
Hershel Dyer

Let’s take a look at Patrick’s inner state of mind: His solemn mien in #2 could indicate some doubt, plus very little gets done with hands-in-pockets. His folded arms in #3 may reflect an attempt to retreat from the challenge, a reluctance to accept responsibility.

Of course I could be wrong — the day of shooting may have been cold, and he’s just warming his hands.

I’m with Jennifer — photo #1 says “I can do it and I will do it, and if you don’t believe me, just hide and watch.”

That makes me and Jennifer a majority of two, so close the voting booths and go to print.

5 08 2008
Mike Royer

I’m putting my money on #3; the background sets this apart from the others.

5 08 2008

I’m with Mike on #3

5 08 2008

All are good but I vote for #1, the close-up shot. I think Patrick looks more ‘approachable’ in that photo. Intelligent, concerned, and willing to communicate with others.

7 08 2008

I like the top right one, but I’d move his name down a little — where it is in the top left one.

The bottom one looks a bit smug and not very approachable, but I do like the orange text for the title and the background. The top left one is OK, but I think the photo is a little too closeup.

8 08 2008

I like the first one — he looks mad in the second one. I like #3, too!

19 08 2008

Lovely post. Please add my email address to your list and email me the updates if possible. I always like to read your blog and comment on it.

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