I had the chance to photograph Rebeca Robles, a beautiful actress, who won Best Actress at the Highbridge Film Festival several years ago through my film, Made Up. I have never worked with such an eager, deep thinker. She understands humanity deeply and throws herself into every project with the hope to reveal a new facet of the human heart.
Rebeca offered to be a part of my next project and when I had the inspiration for this one, she demanded rights to model for it. We used flower petals to create a new mosaic on the face. We found when when the beauty of the flower met the beauty of her face, it was almost alarming in many ways. We played on the innocence of the character, the horror of being transformed, and the fear involved with the exposure in the stark environment coupled with the almost muscular pattern.
In my recent study of British Literature, I've been confronted with the Romantics: passionate, philosophizing poets. Their concerns regarding society and the individual's heart and mind directly apply to our culture's search now for self and truth.
I took the time to collect some of the thoughts of a particular writer recently in an informal form to make the link between the past and present and further delve into my study. Please take a moment to peruse William Blake's idea to cure the chronic weariness infecting our culture.
My final semester as an undergraduate is in full swing. Oddly enough, as my college career has progressed, the classes have become the easy part. The beauty of being a media major is there is always a new project to work on.
This semester I'm producing our tri-weekly broadcast, taking two literature courses to finish up my Creative Writing degree, producing and working weekly sporting broadcasts, working as a lab assistant to maintain the department's media equipment, as well as planning and accomplishing two independent studies (the first focused on directing a play and two short films, the other co-producing a simulcast of our university's film festival at the end of the semester).
All of these projects bring new challenges, new friends, and new opportunities to learn and hone my skills. I'm honored to be a part of all of them and look forward to sharing what I learn and achieve with you.
In addition to the above projects, I've also been making time to write by blogging on an eclectic array of life topics as well as revise my novel. Below is the link to my latest blog post regarding relationships and trust explained through the light of medical metaphors. Enjoy.