The work veil

by Gabriella Sonabend

It is incredible how being focused can blind you from your surroundings. After having written about how comfortable I felt filming in the night, Terry told me his side of story. He had taken photos of me whilst I was in the process of filming so that I would be able to look at the true picture. To be honest I am not sure that I want to see these now. Wearing my film gear, I was completely unaware of the leering men standing mere centimetres from me. Consequently I was removed from the ‘burden’ of being female and vulnerable. Need I be reminded of this and be led to feel anxious and uncomfortable about carrying out my work?