the sunsets... I have a photo album from
the last house I lived in that's the most
album because all it is is 10 years of sunsets.
for me, brings us back to the actual event
more clearly, more directly. Contemplation
allows me to imagine
my own truth,
and the idea
that I get of this truth helps me to discover
other ideas, and so on
becomes a chain of ideas created by the
many images that I look at and which I have
registered, often on contrasting subjects.
have always been very interested in photography.
I have looked at far more photographs than
I have paintings.
Because their reality is stronger
than reality itself.
always nice taking pictures of beautiful
people, and because Victoria's so beautiful,
she made it easy.
(paparazzi) were doing a full back shot
of me in a swimsuit and I thought,
Oh my God,
I have to be so brave.
See, every woman
tell a lot of interesting
stories and talk
about my background and have a lot of fun.
We have a lot of pictures.
They actually came to my house
and shot me painting my toenails and doing
dishes. But I never really do the dishes..
so smart now. Everyone is always like, 'Take
your top off.' Sorry, no! They always want
to get that money shot. I'm not stupid.
I go out in the daytime I usually just dress
in my sweatpants and walk out the door.
I don't worry about my make-up or hair.
Then I see pictures of myself, and I'm like
don't read any magazines
or newspapers any more, because I find it
really scary and I get really scared when
I'm followed by photographers.
I have, on many occasions, broken down in
tears because I find it terrifying.
was doing down the drain. The people
who used to magazine illustrations and the
covers were being replaced by photographers.
And when they started using photographers,
I started to show my work
with galleries. Everybody also was doing
window decoration. That led into more galleries.
I had some paintings in a window, then in
just show pictures
Thats not all there is. I saw people
to survive and making it. I saw families
holding together. I saw kindness and beauty,
not just bombing and death.
I heard beautiful stories, but thats
not what the media
shows us. I want to go back live
there again some day. Its a beautiful
country and it has an amazing culture
If you are going to tell a story, tell the