Edwina Sandys is a British artist, sculptor and the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill who was twice named prime minister of the United Kingdom and forged alliances with the United States and Soviet Union to defeat Nazi Germany in World War II. To be in her presence is, to me, like being in the presence of a happy and clairvoyant Queen. On more than one occasion Providence saw fit to align my path with the path of this charming world-renowned artist. Her body of work presents the recurring central theme of Woman and the advancement of women. I photographed her in NYC as well as South Carolina for ELYSIAN Magazine.
Just like the human fingerprint, each person is uniquely different and there are no two people exactly alike in all the world. Regarding the advancement of women, I'm not intrigued by the impact made by Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall or their many clones but am fascinated and inspired by the impact of people like Edwina. To be in the presence of one who effortlessly embraces her own distinctive originality choosing not to be an imitator but rather to walk humbly and happily in the awareness of her own divine distinction is and will always be, to me, an unforgettable encounter.