I recently photographed a story for 405 Magazine titled “Enough to Drink” about the water needs of Oklahoma City, both past and present, and how people are working to reduce water consumption and conserve water in the future. My assignment took me to Draper Lake and Lake Hefner water treatment plants, to Norman to meet with the owners of Ideal Homes to see how they are building new homes to conserve water, and to OSU-OKC to photograph how they are teaching water conservation to builders and landscape companies. My assignment was due in late January so it is difficult to photograph water features in the middle of the winter – running sprinklers was out of the question. We made the best we could of the project and I am very pleased with how the story turned out. The folks at 405 Magazine are really starting to commission great long-form journalism stories and I really enjoy doing the in-depth journalistic photographs to help illustrate the stories.
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.