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One of the most intriguing people I met shooting this project was @torstewart. This scene came out so beautifully, thanks to @dktawottn & @pugachelli devoting two hours to getting the lighting for just right. While they were working away, while in my spot, I took the time to return emails, messages, creep people on instagram, and be productive overall. For those same two hours, Tori did one thing, she allowed herself to be present. She didn't have her phone on her, instead, she the enjoyed what was happening with a smile on her face.
When I apologized to her for the slow movement, she replied "Oh no, take your time, I'm having fun." How many people can say that sitting in the same spot for 2 hours, without their phone close by is fun. That's what made her so intriguing. My theory is people like Tori don't get bored, because they aren't boring people themselves.
For this scene, I wanted to show a beautiful setting and sprinkle in some 'fish out of water', because how often do you think the son of a cabbie eats dinner with 3 forks (or any forks for that matter). and did so much to add to that feel. No matter how silly or goofy my facial expressions were, she was able to look me dead in the eyes, and with such precision, add her own light to scene. It's so awesome to be able to work with such hard working and gifted people. Dakota had the idea to use spaghetti as a subtle H.A.I.R reference, and the full scoop to the face was improvised. Thank you Tori for being a part of this project and showing us that we can have fun doing nothing else but being in the present, and wearing a smile.