Photo by Jaime Ibarra from a few years ago...
you know, he tends to write so much sometimes, about how he feels about each photograph, a memory connected to it, or a sentiment about the model.
I love what he writes about me, and this happens to be one of my favorite pictures he's shot of me. Why? For many reasons- I feel like it's a part of me that hasn't been caught, and he caught it. Not only did he catch it, but he facilitated it.
I have a secret dream of making movies, of directing. This is the first time I had a video camera in my hands and while I don't know what I shot (or if I shot much) and I've never seen it, it doesn't matter at all. The fact that he caught such a great moment, such evidence, of this person I want to be.
I've always been romantic (which I think all of our photos are), but this feels one step closer to my connection with the term "artist".
Jaime saw things in me that not many ever do- he photographed all parts of me- but specifically the happy and curious parts of me.
And common! He makes me look so damn good! Such confidence he hands me, even from years ago, and miles away.