The kind that could spontaneously combust. We feel so very lucky to have been able to collaborate with George on this promo. Some well-known women, some young faces, some friends and collaborators. What were some of the obstacles, and some of the victories? It was pretty high up there, so I figured a bird had gotten its prey stuck, but then I made the mistake of telling Theo about it.
He understands the community, and what it might mean for someone to do that to us. My gift to her was a visual story of hope, optimism and the beautiful things in life worth fighting for. I was working on 2 or 3 long-term projects that I imagined would be presented as books. Luckily, San Francisco had a stalwart chronicler all these years. They were smeared with guts, in a natural way. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.
We currently have a several month backlog, and are particularly interested in submissions from female photographers, so we may maintain a balanced program. That change helped create a new momentum. Category names like portraits, lifestyle, automotive, and celebrity are the photo-industry equivalent of, for example, entertainment-industry categories like movies, TV, and podcasts. This type of reactionary thinking is not going away. How did you and Brad collaborate for the forward? We will undoubtedly be calling on him again to work with us on our next promo.
This story was a personal turning point in my photography career and helped me define what inspiration is. The majority of the images are a collection from our personal work. Yes, especially when they lead us to in-person meetings. We had been saving up for months, like you would for a vacation- a little out of each pay check or issue in this case. My goal was to create a body of work in Selma that illustrated the dignity and humanity that is in all people, whether historically or more importantly now.