I love doing portrait photography and had the opportunity to photograph Virginia McClain for Oklahoma Living Magazine cover story. Virginia lives in Luther, not far from my home in Edmond, and was a long-time employee – 41 years – at Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives – parent to Oklahoma Living Magazine. Her father Carl Booher was instrumental in bringing electricity to central rural Oklahoma and was one of the founding members of Central Rural Electric Cooperative in Stillwater, and a long-time board member of OAEC. The story by Anna Politano talks about Virginia growing up without electricity on the family farm in Luther, and then about how her father was instrumental in working with the Rural Electrification Act to bring electricity to fellow farmers. A great read about the sacrifices of our older generation and what they have done to make our lives better today.
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.