Written Collaboratively By Kim Fuller and Monica Rodgers
The editorial process of The Revelation Project is so fascinating… we see so many sides of each participant as she is “revealed” throughout the shoot.
As beings -we have so many aspects of our personality: our expressions, our physical structures the nuances in how we carry ourselves. Each one of us is totally unique…
In some photographs toward the beginning we are first shown that expression she has “programmed” - that forward face we all have on auto-pilot that we show to the world; our neighbors, friends, teachers, – our “everyday look.”
As the shoot progresses and space and time unfold we start to see the honesty of her spirit come through.. a pure laugh that comes bubbling to the surface…maybe she’s feeling the joy of the moment… we see the fleeting expressions…another might be: “ oh crap, what am I doing here right now?!” (that one is pretty common!)
Then as the “unfolding” continues the grace of her inner beauty comes quietly; and we are present to the serene look that comes when she finds that quiet place within her soul and she allows herself to be present… show up- exactly how she is. This is the part of the shoot and the process that is most magical.. she begins to allow whatever comes next.. and next… and next… until she no longer hesitates in her movements, her expressions, her freedom.
The tight bud blooms into the flower – open in all of it’s glory as if its high season has finally arrived. Our team who has waited patiently as the process unfolds is there as witness. You can’t un-ring a bell.
As we review each image taken we get to relive her “birth” selecting a variety of women she houses inside herself. The layers she allowed to surface that day… some she may have never known existed. This process makes us realize how complex and multifaceted each of us is, and that the “ego” or self image we carry can be quite confining until it’s isolated, identified, and documented. In this process we are free of it… if only temporarily. The true and beautiful self we each posses lies in wait…. ready to be documented as well.. until, with full permission, her essence is revealed, and miraculously – once achieved – can be accessed and available as a “new possibility” of being in the world forever more.