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What I have been up to lately: The launch of the 100% Foreign Project and Exhibit in Aarhus, Denmark,
“Together, in page after page of seamlessly interwoven layouts, Embody’s words and images transcend gender, transcend the taboo of nudity, even transcend the staid, predictable format of the coffee table book – it transcends all things that divide and separate us and lay bare the naked truth of the things that do tie and bind us all together.”
#BookNotes: Embody has taken flight, I’m eating ice cream and swimming in the harbor in Copenhagen, while digesting the experience and some of the responses it has elicited from my book tour in USA and Denmark.
On air with Matthew Felix for an hour long conversation about Embody, the why, what, how and personal transformation from my photography work with women.
“I hope with this book, people can sigh and say, ‘I can make peace with myself. I can be all these things and nothing excludes the other. I’m not a static, one-dimensional being,’” she says.
Wow. Spotted on a newspaper poster on the streets of Denmark. Detailed interview about the story behind Embody with images and texts from the book. (Albeit, in Danish, my apologies).
On the naked 'truth' and 'tenderness', women's journey to self through the body, eroticism as a way of being, and sometimes, the terror of being female.
The nuts, bolts and unexpected challenges of launching your own book in Denmark and the U.S.
Great article (in Danish) about the nuances of my work and the book Embody in Aarhus Stiften.
My work and new book Embody featured on Danish Radio & TV newspage.
As my next book is going into press, I'm reflecting on the elephantine, at times painful, yet perfect path to the final book: A book has it's own internal intelligens. And birthing it, is a community effort.
What conversation are you having? On privilege, race, fear and love. (Photo by Jan Saudek)
Sometimes we do things backwards. Or just late. After the fact. To see what we've done all along.
On being a beginner again. Free to fumble, fall and fail.
Introducing the Seeing Men Project: After more than a decade of zooming in on women's relationship to body, image, beauty, sexuality and self-expression, I turn my lens on men. Do Men want to be seen? Do they need to see themselves?
Certain people you cannot refuse. Hans Ravnskjær is one of them. He invited me to share my Ignite Story at a recent Internet Week event in Aarhus, the hook...I had 5 minutes to say it all.
The mountain is shrouded in the mist, your gait is slow and your breath deep. All you hear is the gentle sound of cow bells and occasional chirps of birds and critters. One moment the trail ahead is illuminated...
Lately, I've noticed all the ways the body is used in the battle for something else...
I’m so excited to share that the Unveiled book project is featured in the new issue of Model Society Magazine. Yeah! It's been a joy to collaborate with David Bolt and team.
Dreams come true: Rachel was trying to get pregnant and kept seeing herself on the beach in bikini, her belly blossoming and baby on the way. We came full circle with this shoot...
Susan William's tells the truth about Robin William's death to People's Magazine, with one of my photos showing the love between them.
The lens helps me get under the skin, so to speak, of pretense and postures, all the ways we hide, and touch the trembling aliveness within.
After 20 years I've returned to my Nordic roots. I feel like a stranger in a strange land...