What does it mean to become somebody else's story - Sundance Film Festival
At the Sundance Film Festival, some of the brightest stars attending came to the house I was staying at and told me what it meant to them to tell somebody else's story. This wasn't scripted and the question wasn't approved in advance, they were asked suddenly at the end of a photo session in order to get a glimpse of voices we are used to hearing after several rehearsals in a more raw form.In order of appearance:TIMOTHEE CHALAMET, JESSICA WILLIAMS, ZOEY DEUTCH, TREVOR JACKSON, LILY COLLINS, DREE HEMINGWAY, JAIME KING, HALEY LU RICHARDSON, DANIELLE MACDONALD, RILEY KEOUGH, GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE, ANNABELLE DEXTER JONES, REBECCA DAYAN, MARGARET QUALLEY, ANYA TAYLOR JOY, AUBREY PLAZA, DEVIN BLACKMON, EMILY BROWNING, HARRIS DICKINSON, ELIZABETH OLSEN, JORGE LENDEBORG JR., JENNY SLATE, ZOE LISTER-JONES
The Beauty Question
This issue of Beauty Papers shows the extraordinary minds of our contributors taking risks, reveling in their obsessions and convictions to explore the very definition of beautiful. What is beautiful to you?
I find stories to be beautiful, and more so the opportunity for all to tell personal ones.
I wanted to capture the depth of the beauty in the faces and the stories of those with identities that combine yet transcend middle eastern and western backgrounds. The subjects of this shoot have middle eastern faces but the cultures, issues and feelings that they identify with go far beyond what they look like or where they were raised. A greater exploration of the term beauty is more than skin deep.
Growing up in London, obsessed with magazines, I had always longed to see faces like mine and my sister’s printed on pages. It’s wonderful to see that we are in changing times where everyone’s beauty is included.
This shoot was an opportunity for me to use my voice and my work to show others something that I find to be beautiful but often overlooked.