If you see a good portrait photograph, you enjoy personality expressed of the subject, beautiful lighting and etc. Also one must think about what kind of relation this person and the photographer have. Portrait photograph is collaboration of a photographer and a subject. It is relationship between photographer and subject. (I have been wondering why photographers taken all the credit on the portrait photos, because 90% of visual impact come from subjects in a photo.)
That in mind, when I decided to take portrait of women artists at New York in 2008, I thought about relationship between myself and subject. And I thought that our relation should be enjoyable partnership to make portrait photos as our work. Since I like to photograph number of New York women, I think it is better to have same theme. I like to go to see movies since I was 11 years old, so I go to Movie Theater often. Have you experienced that you saw an eye-grabbing poster or still photographs of movie that you had not yet seen, and excited to see the movie and often you kind of disappointed after you saw? You knew the movie still photos had a story, so you imagined your stories, but the movie havedifferent story, of course. I thought this imagination was fun to play with as this series theme. The portrait photos that can imagine stories. The story and photograph are made by our collective effort. We write stories (simple synopsis only) like old movies but never existed and then we visualize into photos. Just like children play around, fun and playful, no stylist, no hair or makeup artist, just a photographer and friends create movie heroin who never existed.