Friday, October 05, 2007

here at last



Last night marked the culmination of 2 1/2 years of hard, heart & back breaking work. And was it worth it! I can't believe the overwhelming turnout of people who came out to support not only me but the women in the show who put themselves out there physically and emotionally for everyone to see. It was so powerful for me to look around and see these women arrive and react to seeing their picture up for all to see- BIG, present- vibrant. One of my favorite moments was watching my best friend Dominique's eyes well up with tears as she looked at her daughter's image. I had to shut myself off emotionally last night and throughout the project from time to time, because the sheer emotion of it all was so powerful and tangible, and I was feeling overwhelmed. There were so many women who came with their moms and sisters and daughters- I was so proud that this became such a way for these women to bond.

I put a book together of all of the women that I photographed paired with their answers that is for sale on Blurb.com. I was online making sure it is easy to find it and saw that it was listed under 'staff picks!' Thanks Blurb! :)

I am also offering a 10x10 premium book- please email me for that directly: carlateneyck@comcast.net.
Throughout the day I had Face First Films aka the amazing Jeff Reilly along with the super talented Bob 2.0 filming interviews with me and three other women that participated in the show. It was a fun distraction for me that made the entire day so much more fun! I cannot tell you all how excited I am to see what Jeff comes up with! Thanks to everyone for all of their help, incredible energy and support throughout the entire process, it is what got me through it all!

You can buy the book by clicking the picture below:

images by Carla Ten...
By Carla Ten Eyck

21 comments:

Susannah said...

I'm over here bawling like a baby... I couldn't be more proud of you and this amazing show. When I saw that picture of you with the paper over your big smile I just lost it. You are an incredible woman. I love you!
Susannah

MEG said...

hey chickie! I am so mad i missed your opening...lets do lunch so after you can show me your work...also...i bought a hard cover copy of your book to put in my collection...and to help out with C10Eyck's D300 fund!!!

Susannah said...

i just also have to say that jeffreilly and bob 2.0 are so stinking cute it's sick.

face first films said...

bob 2.0 is so photogenic its not even funny. that boys got talent! Carla that was amazing! truly, amazing. wow. can you blur my face out of the shots I'm in please?

Carla Ten Eyck said...

NEGATIVE! You don't need therapy Jeff you need me around to constantly post slide shows of you until you can accept how adorable you are. Seriously. Did you not just read Susannah's post? That she had to come back and re-post about?

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Sue- aww! I am touched...and so glad you were there from the beginning and then till the 'end' because it is so not over yet...more on that later! ;)

Millie Holloman said...

Carla - I am sooooo proud of you! You did such an awesome job with all of this and it was sooo much work. I only wish I could be there to have seen it. Great job!

STEVE DePINO said...

Sure a great job carla!!!
The boys over at face first rock so I sure your are going to have a kill film!

Susannah said...

oooh! my interest is piqued! or peaked! or peeked! or however you spell that word in this context.
Just hung up with my mom from talking about your show for an hour. We are so happy for you...

Becky Earl said...

Your work is amazingly beautiful in its depth and nuance. That the portraits were so different from each other shows how readily you saw the differences, both stark and subtle, in each of the women. Thank you for letting us see them through your eyes.

I still choke up whenever I think of Vicki's beauty in your image of her. I can't wait for my book to arrive to admire it--and the others--more!
Congratulations on such a successful show and such an impressive body of work.

MEG said...

hey carla...i see millie left you a comment...damn girl...you've got the connects!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

meg- you are too much! :) Miss Millie spoke at our June meeting at Steve's- she is SO super nice- and we puggers are huggers, that is just how we roll! And now so do you!!

Jaime said...

I was there in spirit, sister. I'm so proud of you.

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Sister O- I knew you were tho I'd be lying if I wasn't hoping that you and Carter would leap out from behind a pillar or something at the show. Coulda been that 'surprise element' that Jeff totally needs for our documentary!

Bob Sylvia said...

Carla that was a fantastic slideshow. Looooved the song.
You truly are an amazing photographer (and person too!) and I think your book demonstrates that perfectly. Really, really amazing work. My wife loves you now. :)
It was also a super-fun day hanging out with you, Sue and the rest of the crew. Wow, that was an awesome rhyme. Oh and thanks for making me look not-nerdy again. ;)
- 2.0

Carla Ten Eyck said...

2.0- you were so much fun to have around, so calming and low key- the perfect ying to my super spazzy yang- I feel so lucky to have had the pleasure of working with you twice in recent weeks and can't wait for round three! I was telling Jeff that your wife and his future wife should be calling for some wallets of the two of you- YOWZA! Should I send her the one of you in the boa?

Mary Bess said...

Carla, we are both so proud of you!! I can't tell you how many times that night I had to hold back tears from just being overwhelmed by your incredible work and your incredible spirit. You are so beautiful and you never ever stop amazing me!

We love you!
M:)

Robin Dini Photography said...

I know what a long journey this was for you and I was so happy to be a part of it with you. Being on the other side of the lens and watching you during your shoots at the studio was/is so inspiring. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. I am blessed to have you as a friend, colleagure and mentor :) Way to go Carla!

PS: ditto on the the Millie props. You go girl!

Studio Foto said...

Carla we are so proud of you!!! The show was absolutely beautiful. Imagine.... a beautiful show about beautiful women by a beautiful woman!

Teresa Wagner said...

So sorry for missing your opening, let get together soon.

Felicity said...

You go girl, that was just so awesome!! I wish I was there to celebrate with you, but I was there in spirit thinking about it while I was away!!! What an awesome show!! I bought the book and can't wait to get it. Thanx, for asking me to be a part of this. Hope to see you soon!!!!!!!!

Felicity (bookclub)