Glendalis the Book

Glendalis and her little cousin are play gardening in an open field on the Lower East Side, NYC. Shot with Medium format film by Angela Cappetta.

Glendalis the Book

Glendalis is a Kickstarter!

We are inspired to share this with you.

Written and shot by Angela Cappetta.

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From Kickstarter,  I’m blushin’:

“Congratulations! We’ve selected Glendalis as a “Project We Love,” which is our way of highlighting brilliant examples of creativity. You’ll see a badge under your main image or project video, and we’ll feature your campaign across Kickstarter.”

Glendalis sits beside two of her cousins. Avenue D projects. World Trade Center in the background looms. Shot with medium format film by fine art photographer Angela Cappetta.

Unbraiding. Glendalis , 2 sisters and 1 family friend all chip in to unbraid her hair as she sits in a chair and does her homework. Shot by master location photographer Angela Cappetta with a Fuji 6x9.

Glendy has her hair unbraided by two of her sisters (on the left) and a family friend (far right).

 

The book’s Kickstarter is on!

So wow what a week. I had to keep everything secret, until now that is. Kickstarter came over in the spring to do a studio visit and look at some work. The glorious Patton Hindle, Head of Arts, zeroed in on this one body of work in particular, and said with unwavering certainty “This. This is your first book.” My brain was still processing as she spoke these words. “Angela, why wouldn’t it be?” Patton’s confidence was so unwavering that I said to myself “Well, I guess we’re doing this.” It was on.

 

I assembled a team and got to launching. The marvelous Greg Harris of Suburban Realism directed the video, and Owen Muir, formerly an Engineering Master at Sony Music, mastered the audio.

Glendalis the Book. Glendalis on the stairs of her tenement building in her pajamas. Shot with medium format film by fine art photographer Angela Cappetta.

Glendalis and family in church for a quinceñera carrying fans. Shot by master location photographer Angela Cappetta with a Fuji 6x9.

Glendy and family members assembled in church for the mass part of her cousin Melissa’s quineñera.

 

It has been emotional and cathartic, getting this body of work ready to launch for crowdfunding. I had no desire to ever crowd fund anything. But this opportunity, you don’t give back. The response has been bananas. I’m a long way to go from reaching my goal of 30,200 USD. This will get the book all produced, distributed and delivered with a bow. But I have a loooooong way to go from now until then. It is running for 55 days. I’m already saying yes to interviews from big outlets about the project. So, we’ll see what there is to see. But this project put me on the map, and now, I have the chance to make it into a book. An actual book.

Glendalis with her dad in his garden shelter. Shot by Documentary style photographer Angela Cappetta.

The redoubtable Luna Velez is writing the forward to Glendalis the Book.

 

Glendalis the Book

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