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Combining a Love of Languages and the Law

Portrait of Lucía Falcón Palomar, translator and interpreter for the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, for the Fall 2019 issue of Middlebury Magazine.

Lucía Falcón Palomar, photographed on Centre Street in New York City. September, 2019.

Falcón has a masters in translation and interpretation from the Middlebury Institute along with a law degree from a Mexican university. She feels her post at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor enables her to combine her two loves: languages and the law.

Tear sheet of the story:

Lucía Falcón Palomar profile, Pursuits column, Middlebury Magazine. Fall, 2019.


I used a Canon EOS R to photograph Lucia. Lensing bounced between a 35mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.2 prime and each was kept fairly wide open to throw the background out of focus. Lighting was kept simple with a Profoto B10 Plus in a Profoto Softlight Beauty Dish with a ⅓-stop fabric diffuser as key and the ambient as fill.


  1. Mike Casserly

    Nice pic, Jon! I like the separation of the subject from the background, and the subtle lighting.

    • Thanks Mike! I love adding light and mixing it in with the ambient in a subtle way.

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