Channeling Helga

I had the privilege to work with Anoush Anou this fall. We traveled to Frolic Weymouth’s estate “Big Bend”. While I was setting up my tripod, thumb mind she without my input braided her hair. I said nothing at the time, for sale went ahead with the shoot, and after we moved to a different space, she unbraided her hair. Being from New Zealand, she does not know about Andrew Wyeth and his Helga series of figurative paintings, where Helga’s hair is almost always braided. Wyeth’s studio was just up the road from where we were working, and he spent a lot of time at Big Bend over the years.  His presence in the Brandywine Valley continues to influence us. Anyway it was an amazing moment in a day full of magic.emma 9647 small