Here's a quick video interview during the screening of REVEALED at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival in Cambridge, MA. It includes filmmaker Christian de Rezendes and myself talking about the film REVEALED: Portraits from Beneath One's Surface. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktFeHG8FAVE&feature=plcp[/youtube]
REVEALED, an interview with Scott Indermaur! by SpiritMessages
What would you put in your box? This is the big question that you will ask yourself as you explore the REVEALED Project!
The REVEALED project was created by professional photographer, Scott Indermaur. It began with the idea of presenting his subjects with a simple wooden box, and asking them to place items inside the box that represented their spiritual experience. He then would take a portrait of each subject with their box.
On the surface it appears to be a simple idea, but with each person Scott photographed, he began to see much more than the items they put inside their box.
In Scott's own words: "What I find to be most interesting is the profound effect this project has had on so many of my subjects. Given the opportunity to look within, many experienced a journey that took them much deeper than their initial inner self-examination, which revealed undiscovered truths about themselves."
Please join me for a fabulous our with Scott, and please check out the many amazing REVEALED portraits by visiting: http://www.revealedproject.com/
You can listen to the REVEALED interview with Scott Indermaur and SpiritMessages here.
I had my first television appearance this past week! All Friends Cabaret host Krystyne Cheever recently interviewed me on QATV in Quincy, Massachusetts about the REVEALED project. It was an enjoyable experience and now it has been posted on YouTube for everyone to enjoy. It is broken down into 2 videos:
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2011 fly by with a tremendous amount of REVEALED news and activity. A book is now in production, art exhibits, and REVEALED additions...which happen to only be REVEALED Class subjects. This is a branch of REVEALED that I am very excited to see grow. In 2011 I photographed a class of 5th graders in the Spring and then a class of 4th graders in the Fall. The project begins by me visiting the class and meeting these eager students that are excited about a new art project... And maybe even having a guest artist. :) I return to the class two weeks later to photograph the children with their self designed REVEALED boxes that they get to keep.
You can also read what SouthCoast Today wrote about this latest addition of fourth graders.
The REVEALED film is beginning to reach film festivals and critic's attention. And I was thrilled to read our first film review! "REVEALED: Portraits from Beneath One's Surface is a profoundly moving and intimately revealing documentary that does, indeed, go beneath the surface of the people who whose spiritual journeys are being so vividly documented," Richard Propes of The Independent Critic.
Visit his site and read the entire review that was given an A+ - 4 of out 4 stars.
The past 2 months has been a whirlwind of news with REVEALED. It has been exciting and I'm spending about 100% of my time on taking it to a new level! Recently we had 2 film screenings of the short film REVEALED: Portraits from Beneath One's Surface and it was a huge success. The Q&A sessions were very informative. It made me realize whenever I speak with people about this project, I am given more insights into REVEALED. In addition, we are submitting the film to a bunch of film festivals and looking for additional places to screen the film. Please contact me if you would like to see this film in your area.
Amanda Grosvenor of Newport Seen wrote a very nice article for the World Premier of the film.
I'm very excited about introducing the Elementary REVEALED project. Children's imagination and insight into their life experience amazes me. The children at Paul Cuffee School embraced this project and the discussions were very insightful and exciting.
In addition, I am now speaking with a few other schools about introducing this art project to their elementary class. I'm very honored and excited about this.
Upcoming news: The REVEALED book is now in production and will be on the bookshelves in September. It is published by Little Red Tree Publishing. 5-years and over 120 subjects will be included in this book. In addition, a separate book for the This I Believe REVEALED project will hopefully become a book by March 2012.
Also, I am currently exploring taking REVEALED to Iceland where I will photograph another group of REVEALED subjects and students for the Elementary project. Please contact me if you have any insights or contacts in Iceland. We will be creating a kickstarter project to help fund this in July.
We also broke the 170 REVEALED subject mark this year with now 3 projects under the REVEALED umbrella. There is REVEALED, This I Believe REVEALED and Elementary REVEALED.