Self-Portrait, January 30th 2008
For several years now an idea has been tossing and turning in my mind. I’ve wanted in interview and photograph key women in my life about their ideas of strength, beauty, survival, love, loss, and self-expression. This year I’d like to finally realize this vision and interview women like Amy Rees on her wedding day, Rachelle Tyrrell with her young daughter, Sarah Albrecht with her charisma and celebrity, Carrie Marshall on travel and wanderlust, Jindi Mehat on desire and actualization…. I would also like to interview and photograph new firends and strangers who would like to participate in this project. Eventually I would like to produce an exhibit of 15-30 poster-sized black and white prints. From each print I would like the viewer to be struck by the individuality of each subject within the common theme of modern femininity. Most likely I will begin to photograph the project this summer. However, if you are interested in doing a sitting please let me know.
Photography is best when it tells a story. When it celebrates, documents, expresses, and proclaims.