rea's eyes can warm the coldest heart, or inspire great works of art. They have an intimacy that draws you in and doesn't let you go - as if we can see right inside her, and she wants us to.
Brea's photos are intimate and the photo sessions with her are very personal. In her photos, she forms a relationship with the viewer. But, of course, a relationship is a two-way street. Part of the intimacy the viewer shares with Brea is that her eyes seem to see right inside us, right through our most rigid defence. It's as if she knows what we are feeling and thinking.
Brea's first photography day with me included a personnel change among my small crew. Therefore, it was a noisy, hectic day for me. But when it came time to photograph a gallery, there was a quiet, focused calm. Women like Brea can influence events in that way. Good things happen when Brea is in the house.