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Evelyn VIDEO: On Burn Magazine

For over a decade I photographed the life of a mid-western woman and her plush apartment.

When I visited Evelyn she gave me homemade zucchini nut bread and we listened to classical music broadcast from Windsor, Ontario. I asked Evelyn what influenced her fashionable affection for unique clothing made of such prints as leopard-pattern and blue camouflage, often mail ordered from Harrods in London. For each handmade dress she commissioned a woman in Florida to make a pair of unique shell earrings. Evelyn shared with me that when she started as a Secretary in an accounting firm, nearly 50 years ago now, that she didn't want to be dressed like the other girls. Evelyn appeared on her own red carpet, each day at the office, for that I am grateful.