Since last year, I’ve more or less taken a step back from photography. I kind of got wrapped up in the world of production, and have since moved to L.A. and become a producer, working with Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and multiple other studios. However, in this role, I’m further than I’ve ever been from picking up a camera. Therefore, furthest from taking an image of my own.
I’ve been content hiring out the DP (directors of photography - cinematographers) and photographer, but I started to miss it for myself. I say for myself, because, I finally realized photography was far more personal than I had ever imagined. So something had to change.
I decided I would start working on passion projects. Seeing how everyone has always told me to focus on those, I finally have taken their advice to bring me some sanity. Seeing how I’m continually working with athletes, and other creatives, I decided to start a little series called the “A3i, athletes, artists, anyone interviews”.
The idea behind this is to develop a story about these people. Everyone has a story to tell, and I feel sometimes they’re told from a surface level. My hope and desire for this are to break that facade of the people I intend to interview and build a more personal narrative to the people I meet and write about. Note, I don’t claim to be a writer, hence the reason I feel my camera is needed. It can showcase these people so much better than my words ever could.
So yeah, stay tune to EP #2 of AAAI, It’s on a French Feminist, who’s quite the bad ass as well. But aren’t all French Feminists bad asses? Who’s to say?