Tuesday, December 04, 2007
see real women: really see women mini documentary
So Jeff Reilly and the Face First Films crew have out done themselves with this mini-doc on my show opening this past October. I can't explain, but I sure will try, how big a deal this is for me. I remember when I had the idea to start shooting this project. I remember thinking this was bigger than me, that it really had nothing to do with me, per se, but it had everything to do with the question- 'How do you feel most beautiful?' Simple enough, right? Not entirely. It has been such an experience, not only as a photographer but as a woman.
I mean, if you're a woman, stop and ask yourself this very question.
If you are a man, how do you think the women in your life would answer?
Then GO ASK THEM. You may be surprised and learn something new!
What a wonderful thing to know about someone you love. What a wonderful thing to know about yourself.
So I had dinner with Jeff a while back and we were talking about my opening that was still a few months out and Jeff said kind of quietly ' this needs to be shot.' I'm like, uh huh, yeah I hear you. Thinking he meant in a grander scheme of me and my work video. He followed up later with a call to get the ball rolling. He had meant all on its own. And how right he was!
So Jeff and Bob 2.0 came out on the opening day and shot- I gave them full control of everything. I mean I gave myself zero say in it all, I felt that Jeff truly heard me and got what my project was all about. I felt very safe with what I knew he would create. I couldn't have been more right.
Thank you thank you thank you to Jean Molodetz, second shooter to the stars, world's best listener, sushi sister Queen and articulate Momma! It's a feeling. That's THERE.
Literal life saver Marsha McCurdy for not being all freaked out that I totally approached you in a bar for my project and calling me the next day about me photographing you! You rock!
And my home girl, Brownie Troop 69 throwback OG brick city stalker, Susannah McGlamery. Seriously? Seriously.
I love you guys!!!