|photo: Jacques de Beaufort|
This post comes in squarely in the Shameless Self-Promotion catagory, so going in, believe me, I realize this. But it's also about a phobia that previously made my eyes roll back and my brain white-out, the concept of being videotaped. For me, it's been an almost primordial fear, something I felt I was born with, though I know that isn't true. It was a perfect example of nurture and nature, a combo of a bad audition, spur-of-the-moment tv interviews and some kind of inborn reticence. Artist Jacques de Beaufort, who video interviewed me for his series Studio Verite, and whose m.o. covers painting, drawing and film making, managed to make the entire process impossibly fantastic and natural and, possibly, life changing, as a fear-conquering experience should be. Maybe it serves to finally understand that we really don't know how things are going to turn out. Thank you, Jacques.
Studio Vérité: Amy Gross from Jacques de Beaufort on Vimeo.
Check out Jacques' intriguing studio visits here,
and his work here.
Oh, and hang in at the end of the video, there's a little doll house talk there too...