..December 2009 New York..
Since returning from Japan, I’ve been photographing Rose Wood. It’s an interesting break from photographing Hibakusha in Japan. A different experience. But it’s been moving. The portraits are becoming stronger emotionally. More comfort and vulnerability in the eyes.
I attempted to photograph Rose for the original Striptease Burlesque exhibition in Tokyo 3 years ago and than the exhibition that followed in Helsinki, Finland last winter. Scheduling never materialized.
It would have been nice to have her a part of the exhibition. But as I’ve progressed photographing her, I realize she is a part of her own project. Explaining Rose Wood in one photograph for the Striptease Burlesque project wouldn’t have told her whole story. There’s much more to Rose.
I’m not sure if this will be my next exhibited project. Right now, I’m concentrating on the photographs. We’ll see where the process leads.