When asked to write a reflection on this experience I laughed, knowing the challenge it would be to find specific words, worthy enough of expressing my experience. I walked into Glenny's room nervous, like a child starting school for the first time. That nervousness was soon transformed into inspiration.
It was such an honor and privilege to document Glenny, as she created a masterpiece in front of my lens. How could I have gotten so lucky? I've been on multiple film and movie sets but I've never met a painter comparable to a director. Her precision of where to move the canvas, whether to shift or tilt it, how much paint to mix to get the exact color she wanted, was like watching a director coordinate every crew member on set. Her attention to detail with every brush stroke, was like watching a violinist draw their bow across each string for the perfect sound. Her momentum was like a long distance runner, admirable, where breaks were only taken to clean her brush or mix the paint. I was speechless.
Her courage, strength, and wisdom is admirable and that experience has fueled me for 2016. I'm beyond blessed that my year began with this project!
BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ Lead Artist
B. Alyssa Trofort Photography