My shoots are about the capture of emotions of someone in a particular setting but the worst thing that can happen to an image is to be just that: an image. There is what is invisible to the eye that I try to convey and there is also a narrative behind a face. I want to let people tell their story themselves.
Here is the last Facemotion portrait I have made. It is a portrait of Jamil Miller: a woman for whom I have profound respect. Someone who’s seen it all and is the one smiling the most in the room. Someone who inspires people to aim for their best.
Here she is in her own words:
I'm Jamil Miller...mom, grandma, personal trainer...woman of amazing faith and strength....I love motivating anyone to get and stay in the best health and shape of their life....no matter what age. I put God first in all that I do. Everything in my life and everything that I am would not be if it we're not for the grace and mercy He bestows upon me ech and every day. I know that my abilities, my motivation towards helping others, the love i have for personal training and keeping my body physically fit all come from my faith in God....knowing that prayer answers all things and changes things as well. I have stepped out on my faith numerous times and although tough and unknown roads were ahead, I still pressed on.
I truly love New York and the wonderful mosaic of people that are here. It truly is the city that NEVER sleeps...you can find ANY type of food at any hour of the day or night - and probably have it delivered right to your door. I love the 'options' NY has - you can walk down ONE block and take a yoga class, lift weights or take a spin class....and of course there's always someone you meet that knows somebody that knows somebody that knows that other somebody that you just met yesterday! It offers wonderful Broadway plays to small comedy clubs to scenic biking routes....I will always love NY - I've reached the top of the fish bowl in the big city....so, for me now in the second half of my life, as I continue to change and motivate people towards a healthier lifestyle, I want year around warm weather and suburban life. I've made it here....I can do it - ANYWHERE!
I am excited to bring our style of HIT training to the West coast.....it will never be the same… Arizona…here comes Jamil and Naturally Intense!
Stephanie Corne is a New York based artist, see more of her work at www.stephaniecorne.com