I chose this leading image for a good reason. You see, I stumbled on Ms. Emily‘s facebook at one point through a series of random facebook friends and was caught by her look. The majority of what I saw was a very serious and blank face but with just enough mischief and wonder behind her eyes. So I was intrigued and reached out to maybe set up a little shoot and of course I wondered what this person was all about. Well, some time went by and I had a trip planned to Colorado Springs and asked if she could meet for coffee. I walked in half expecting the very cool and collected artist (as hard as I try not to project personality on internet people, I do … i just can’t help it!) but was met by just the opposite, a super fun and light hearted soul where that mischief and wonder was actually right there on her sleeve. She never stopped smiling and hence… this lead image.
Well, I had one of those first impressions where I threw my bag on the table and said with a giant sheepish smile… “I gotta hit the bathroom or I’m gonna pee my pants, I’m sorry.” So after that was taken care of we chatted about life history, art, goals, family and faith. She kept spurting out these bits of wisdom that I had wished I written down. She’s an amazing person who is pursuing the heart of life… she’ll soon be in the Los Angeles area and I’m a bit jealous that she’ll be so close to the coast!
We weren’t at all planning on shooting but I had some cameras for something else and I couldn’t leave without at least getting a few shots of her and I’m so glad we did.
She’s a wonderful musician with a lovely voice (she’s got one track on her site… so check it out) and I can’t wait for her to release some new work…
Mamiya RZ67 w/ kodak Portra160
Polaroid 195 w/ Polaroid 108
SX70 w/Fade to Black