Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Grand Isle, LA, US
July 31, 2010

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Brighton, East Sussex, UK
August 9, 2010

So one week I'm working on On The Beach in the South and then the next week I'm in Brighton, England taking a look around and working during the week of gay pride. It was very difficult to move from one thing to the next for a number of reasons, but after the big Brighton Pride event I ran into Louise on the beach. She was working and I stopped and asked if I could make some photos of her. Obviously, she's so beautiful, and handsome, but she also had a quiet and knowing way that made me feel like I knew her and I practically ran over to her to ask if I could make her photo. Louise was wearing the same vest that the clean up workers in Mississippi were wearing but she and I were at a body of water that's an ocean and a continent away from where I just was in the South.

There's no connection other than coincidence, but I know that meeting her and making these photos feels connected to the On The Beach. And for some reason that I can't figure out, it feels reassuring. Solid and comforting. Thanks for your time and consideration, Ms. Wilder. You are great.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So many great pictures! You never fail...Matt