Local film maker Teya Cranson, and film crew member, Kristin Evans, recently took part in a week of filming in the canyons of southwestern Colorado, laying the groundwork for a documentary. The initial trailer is ready and they are bringing their project to a hometown venue to raise awareness and kick off fund raising with style.
Check out more on this exciting project at www.exposurself.com.
The event will feature a discussion on true beauty, a world premiere of the ExposurSELF trailer, great food and beautiful people exploring the concept of true beauty from the inside and out. It will be at Studio Bija in Paonia at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24. If you'd like to help with the silent auction or other event logistics, please contact Teya Cranson at (970) 201-3344.
This project is the brainchild of a duo sister team who are inspired by their mother's lifelong struggle with anorexia. In this journey they have come face to face with how our culture's idea of beauty skews the thinking of so many women. Thus began their fight against unhealthy body image.
Their plan? To create Photo Divine, a photography business located in Durango. In their own words, "Photo Divine became our pro-peace approach to creating positive body imagery. We focus on building an image that celebrates each woman that we photograph. We collect information, we listen, and we learn in order to produce photographs that reflect the uniqueness of each participant. This work is rewarding and healing not only for us, but for everyone in the company of a woman being celebrated."
And, after many years of doing just this, their process of healing and celebration was captured on film. Paint the Dog Productions is working in collaboration with Photo Divine with the end goal of bringing this concept of true beauty to the world as a documentary. It will be a bright celebration in a cold culture of self-condemnation.
Kristin Evans, 16-year-old Paonia native, was impacted by the project sharing that, "This project has forever changed the way I view myself, I am beautiful inside and out. What can I do but share this with other women?"blog comments powered by Disqus