Secret Santa

| Friday, December 10, 2010

Nothing says hard-hitting investigatory journalism quite like a piece on Santa Claus. After all, he is arguably the most recognizable man in America, or at least top ten.

But for our final project in advanced techniques my team decided to take a different approach and get to know the man behind the costume. This seemed like a solid plan until Santa was firmly against anyone knowing his true identity. So we regrouped and came up with a new concept. 

Our subject has been transforming into Santa Claus for 27 years and only a handful of close friends and family know. He parks far away from any events and transforms in private locations to ensure his identity is concealed. No longer showing the man behind the suite, we were left with a project on a Secret Santa.  

The following are some of the photos that I made for the project: 

Here is my team's final project:

Secret Santa from Kristen DiFate on Vimeo.