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!!!

20 comments:

Jerome said...

A perfect blend of your project's vision, amplified through the artistic genre of video. Great work Jeff, giving us some insight behind the artist. Now, I've got to get to the exhibit before the 31st!
(Keep up the awesome work Carla)
-Jerome

Shyla said...

that was beautiful my dear. simply beautiful.

Asking myself that question of "when do you feel most beautiful" began with a sense of anxiety, but the smile it procures in the end was worth the reflection.

well done my friend.... well done. :)

Matthew J. Wagner said...

Wow! Way to go! I'm so proud of you. Great work!

Jean said...

awwww, Noooooo,....... "thank you"! carla. i FEEL so fortunate to have you in my life, you are a friend, mentor, a tireless supporter in my journey and OMG.......... a hell of a lot of fun to work with! ;)

it was an honor to be a part of your vision, from sounding board to participant. i'm still "reelin from the FEELIN!". and jeff taking what you did to a whole nother level....how cool is that!? he did an amazing job.

can't wait to forward the link to yesha, she's gonna cry buckets for sure.

("nother" is not a real word is it?)

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Beautiful video- first time around - even better second time around. We're proud of you - BIG TIME. You deserve it.

xo

Justin Marantz said...

AWE-SOME!

Becky said...

What a question and what a response. Your passion and concern for truth are an inspiration to me as an artist. You've really done something here. Bravo.

Jaime said...

Great stuff. I'm so glad you guys made this. I'm gonna post it on my site soon.

STEVE DePINO said...

Reilly rocks !!!
such a great job by you guys!

Mary Bess said...

you are AMAZING! i can't even tell you how proud we all are of you!

xoxo
M:)

etbroderick said...

Very moving. I will definitely do my damndest to check this out in person. Love it. So important. Thanks for getting me thinking...

MEG said...

absolutely wonderful Carla...what a great achievement! so happy to see you complete your project!

yeshie said...

we can't believe we actually know someone like you carla! and JEAN! and SUSANNAH! not only are we lucky enough to know you but truly blessed to call you friends. what an incredible show (and film, Jeff)!

this is the kind of stuff we used to learn about and discuss for hours in art school. what excellent answers to a timeless question.

just a little jealous we don't live down the street anymore from you ladies. we miss seeing all that beauty all the time . . .

Studio Foto said...

Awesome!!! Way to go Carla. I would be lying if I told you it didn't make me cry.

Paul

nikki nicole photography said...

watching the film really moved me and made me think.....way to go carla!

kristen leigh photography said...

Nice!

paige elizabeth said...

Carla! This is absolutely beautiful! I love how your generous spirit comes through not only in this stunning work but also in the chance to see the interview with you.

Beautifully done.

Allison said...

Carla you made me cry...beautiful, amazing work.

Anne said...

Beautiful. Beautifully said. Beautifully done. Beautiful.

Susannah McGlamery said...

brownie troop 69 in full effect!
you have made me proud, yet again, little miss shrinking carla.

and mad kudos to jeff and bob who ROCKED this movie... amazing.