A Conversation With Actress Darcy DeMoss - Page 6
I’m still getting letters from 16 year olds telling me that they’re my biggest fans and asking me to send them a photo…<laughs>
gJg: Speaking of photos, the ones on your website from your trips to Africa are incredible! They are absolutely beautiful!
DD: Thank you! So you’ve seen my website? Fantastic! I’m actually working on three books.
DD: Yes. They’re a real labor of love. I’ve been so inspired by my African “interludes” that I’ve decided to write three photography books on Africa. It’s been a long hard road but they’re finally coming to fruition.
gJg: Tell me a little more about them.
DD: The first is going to be called “Kamoflauge”. The second is a photo book of “Animal Eyes and Asses” and the third book will be a photo book with celebrities called “Private Moments”.
gJg: When did you start doing photography professionally?
DD: I was never really into it as a profession at first but I would always have my camera with me when I’d be on location. I loved to get behind the scenes pictures of the set, the actors and other fun photos.
On a recent birthday one of my dearest friends had bought me a camera. My husband then bought me a great lens for it to take on my very first African safari.
I went to Sir Richard Branson’s Game Reserve (an absolutely unbelievable place) and just started taking pictures. I think I had brought somewhere around fifty rolls of film along with me. I just really just wanted to document everything about my experience even though I didn’t really know what I was doing at the time.
When I came home and started developing the pictures my friends were just in awe at how good the photos looked and told me I should do something with them. So I took some of the best ones and walked into my first gallery and the woman there saw them and said, “Let’s give you a show!”
DD: That’s exactly what I said: “WOW!” <laughs>
I couldn’t believe it. So I had my first exhibit and from that experience became a professional. What I got to see from taking those pictures was inspiring. It gave me this whole new vibe on life.Continued on the next page