She'll probably balk at the attention, but seeing skin that fair suddenly go flush is kind of a gorgeous thing, so I'll take my chances: Christine Tomaszewski is one of my favorite people in the world, for a whole host of reasons, some of which will become incredibly obvious the moment you see her work.
See, she does with images what I could only dream of doing with words. She takes photographs that are lovely, evocative, hypnotic and profoundly moving, often at the same time and in ways you can't fully explain.
But even more impressive than her talent is who she is as a person. To call her intriguing would be an almost criminal understatement -- and maybe that's why I want to pass along not just a glimpse at what she does but at the kind of artist and human being she is, the way she looks at the world.
Christine's stuff -- and her take on it -- is featured in a lengthy interview posted this morning over at Artful Mistakes. Do yourself a favor and take a look.
I have a well-documented bad habit of caring for women who prove themselves to be nowhere near as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Christine isn't one of them.
Artful Mistakes: Christine Tomaszewski, Satirenoir/2.23.11