Project BeYouToFull is a project that celebrates authenticity!!! It will include a series of photos and interviews from people that inspire either me or you. We live in a world where we are confronted in every direction we turn with things/people/situations telling us who we should or should not be. In reality the more we embrace exactly who we are the more we can vulnerably pour that into what we create, the more that will resonate with other people around us. Loving ourselves FULLY and then expressing ourselves vulnerably is one of the most courageous things a person can do. This project celebrates those who do just that!!!
Recently, the Cincinnati Business Courier gave me the amazing opportunity to photograph broadway producer Rick Steiner. He was so charming, very genuine and warm with a little mischief behind the eyes. I immediately liked him. I decided I would ask him some personal questions because I will be darned if I'm gonna spend 2 hours with a man like that and not learn something!! One of the things I asked him was if he ever got scared of anything anymore or had he pushed through all his limits. He started to tell me the story about his first major production and how he literally lost 20 pounds in 2 months because he was so terrified after it hit the stage. The one thing that really stood out to me was when he said that he was with his business partners right before it hit the stage and one of them said "This can't fail because we are soooooo sincere!!" As an artist, my heart grew big and I understood perfectly what he meant. As artists we try to vulnerably pour every ounce of who we are into what we create. We fail when we aren't being vulnerable enough - because the art won't resonate and will then have no value.
It was truly an honor to have gotten the chance to photograph him. :D His broadway hit "Jersey Boys" was just recently released as a movie. He is now in the middle of producing Bull Durham and Honeymoon in Vegas. He's truly excited about the Bull Durham production. He even teared up a little when sharing how much it means to him. It marries his two loves; baseball and theatre. If I make it to NYC, I will definitely be checking it out!
You can read the Business Courier's full story here http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/06/25/exclusive-cincinnati-producer-has-two-big-broadway.html