This week I tried something that I find very difficult I told a story that didn’t have me as its central figure.
My colleague, Felicia nominated Mindi for this award and we were all very excited when it was announced that she was going to be honored at this event in the Cleveland area. I decided to document the occasion.
There wasn’t much planning involved (for better or worse, that’s my style). In retrospect I should have thought about a more focused story. Ultimately, I did one sit-down interview and captured footage at the event.
I even went to Mindi’s daughter’s softball game at a local elementary school to get shots of her with her kids. As I passed the playground next to the field , sporting business attire, a full beard and a camera in my hands, I immediately regretted the decision. I didn’t end up using the footage and I might not be able to step within 500 yards of a public school from this point on.
The price we pay to make art. Congratulations, Mindi!