i have no words, just gratitude and humility and awe.
i thanked the professor who really inspired all of this.
though, i suppose it all began when i was two -- this interest in stories and the camera.
with a grandmother on the east coast, my dad would send her home movies of me.
in my world, my grandma was the camera.
so for the years to come i stuck by that camera: directing, creating and starring in my own "films" while also bossing the neighborhood children around. i also picked up writing around the age of six. my genre of choice: comedy.
as a middle schooler and high schooler i fell in love with fahsion editorials (specifically vogue, w, and harper's bazaar) and envied individuals such as grace coddington, patrick demarchelier and andre leon talley for their jobs as creative individuals who designed sets and told stories through cameras, models and words.
and then, as a sophomore in college, one literature in film class brought my love of story telling into my interest with pictures.
here i am.
this might take me somewhere,
it might not take me anywhere after the fact,
but for now, i am moving forward.
here are the films from the class that continued it all:
Joel & Ethan Coen - The Big Lebowski
Gabriel Axel - Babette's Feast
Abbas Kiarostami - Close-Up
Wes Anderson - The Darjeeling Limited
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Woody Allen - Hannah and Her Sisters
Satyajit Ray - Panther Panchali
Ingmar Bergman - The Seventh Seal
Giddi Dar - Ushpizin
Deepa Mehta - Water
Wes Anderson - Hotel Chevalier