The big news is that a couple of weeks ago my publicist got a call from freaking National Geographic Explorer
saying that they were interested in doing a segment on my documentary photography book about gun owners
. I didn't say anything because, well, you know, it might fall through and all. But today trillian_stars
and I went down to the National Geographic Society in Washington DC for a taping....
Here's me on the set (after makeup and hair so I look extra badass)photo actually by trillian stars
They had a peg board set up as a backdrop holding a dozen prop guns. The interview went really well, we talked about making the book, driving across the country, meeting people, photography, my own observations from being up-close to all this for the last few years. My impression is that they're going to get a couple of pro-gun people and a couple of anti-gun people and my segment is the thing in the middle. The National Geographic office was amazing, it reminded me of Google in a lot of ways -- there were amazing photo exhibits hanging up inside and outside, beautiful sharp 16x20's from the 1930's and 40's taken with 8x10's or 4x5's -- some of the very images that make me interested in photography from the beginning
Here's Alana and Patrick the producer and director. They said lovely things about my book. (Alana also produced "Grizzly Man" so I expect this one will be very good.) Patrick asked the questions, it was very conversational and he was super nice. His daughter is the author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection
and me and trillian_stars
Then we came home, had dinner with Trillian's awesome father and were still fabulous even more. Oh, and THEY GAVE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER T-SHIRTS. Because we're explorers and all. I'll be wearing mine every day.