Ok, I’m sure you are all wondering, what in the world is Reggie Bibbs up to now? No? Well. I’ll tell you anyway. My friend Lou was contacted by someone who was wanting to get in contact with me. Denise was finally able to get a email to me. Read the following.
“Okay, here’s the deal. I’m replicating a high end fashion catalogue that’s all a beach scene (no water- photographed in a studio and heavily airbrushed). All of my models will be people with different visible signs of trauma, illness, birth defect, etc. I’m playing with the ideas of illusion and fantasy (fashion) and what it leaves out and also the desire to be seen for who we are, concerns for “normal” and more. The main photo will be heavily retouched and heightened to give it the more perfect than life feel of advertising and the other photos.
I haven’t got the Missoni pants in the mail yet. I assume I’d end up cutting the back of the pants leg to get it on- it won’t be in the photo- although potentially it could in the photos after the main one. We could find a way for this to work. I’m sure of it. I often pin things that are too big or cut things that are too small. I also might be able to go buy a pair in your size. Let me know tonight when you get a chance if you can.” — Denise Prince
That was the email. Everything has been worked out. We head out to Austin on Monday. My friend Steve Bass of srbservices. will take time out his busy schedule to drive for me. I’m thankful for that.