The Woman In The Red ShoesThursday, May 06, 2010
Miss Sunrise, the woman in the red shoes, and I met at the Vancouver Public Library Blenz. We sipped tea. We discussed her confession to me about her obsession to wanting pose for a camera without her usually expensive designer clothing. I have written here about my own obsession (on the taking side of the camera). Finally I have found a woman willing to admit that our twin obsessions may have some hidden and similar motivation. We are going to pursue it in a series of photographs. The theme will be the word obsession.
She said, “You see, I a work in this office cubicle. When I pose, there is a thrill that takes me away from it. It is exciting.” I pointed out that part of the thrill might be the danger of posing for a stranger. Can that stranger be trusted?
For me the project is an interesting one as Miss Sunrise is in her middle thirties. There is experience there, and intelligence, too. Will obsession, in the end be an exercise in intelligence and intellect or will it be one of artistic passion? Time will tell.