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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: