This week’s edition of “Foto Fridays,” has more to do with my manuscript Blue Lines, than it does my photography. This post, originally started and intended for Friday 4/22/11, was supposed to include one piece of my photography, but in working on it, it will stick solely with the primary pieces that were meant to be featured in the post.
Mara Hruby: (Youth and Innocence)
The following picture effectively portraying a candid photo (whether it is or not). Her natural face, caught in a state, not smiling, not frowning with an innocent face speckled with freckles and wide young eyes. No makeup, just her natural face. Not having knowledge of her classical training, this may embody my protagonist Keypsiia better than any actress choice or model, or woman I may have seen in passing. As I have said in prior posts, during the writing process Keypsiia, as a character, began to become less of the woman she was crafted from, and she began to look less like that woman as she evolved into her own character within my work. This photo also emotes her wide-eyed youth. As I look at this photo and see Keypsiia as she sits outside in the rain the day after the banquet in Blue Lines.
Andy Allo: (Trained and Refined)
As of late, Andy Allo is my preferred front-runner to play Keypsiia in a motion picture adaptation of my manuscript Blue Lines. Provided, I am published, popular, and the products is seen as such. I have work to do. With that being said, though not to compare or contrast the two subjects of this entry, there was more difficulty in finding a picture of Andy Allo that embodied that innocent, or candid picture. Andy’s training is suberb, and one can notice whether in a picture with a fan, or performing, she has the perfect smile and seems as if she cannot be taken off guard (it also means she can act, movie Keypsiia…I see it). The selected photo highlights her youthful face, a pout which gives more of a glimpse into the character than her glowing smile. I can briefly see her sitting in Coker Arboretum, with her hair pulled back in a puff, before Blue finds her sitting there, waiting to smile up at him.
The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.