Susannah, beautiful friend, gentile spirit, talented writer, founder of Mexico Retold. When Susannah wrote me about making her head-shots, I said yes of course … all the while quite aware that I don’t know how to make a classic head-shot, but that we would make some beautiful photos together. When I was looking through the images after the shoot, I was captivated, her innate strength surfaced and shone in each photo. I was staring at this strikingly present, fiercely determined and genuinely kind woman for hours and I had moments of feeling like I was seeing my dear friend with new eyes, with the same understanding of brilliant human being that she is, but something was new to me; an incredible feeling and also slightly mind-boggling. For me, these portraits are Susannah, truly transmitting so much of the remarkable woman that she is. She shared a glimpse of her story, for which I am extremely grateful, enjoy, and thank you, Susannah.
Moving to Mexico gave me a chance to pursue my writing and my surroundings bring me inspiration everyday. Mexican doors are especially inspiring to me with their layered histories and I am sure that there is a book about them waiting to be written. I almost have it but it isn’t yet fully formed. I like to let stories play around in my subconscious for a while until they pop to the forefront of my mind and demand to be told.