Despite its age, Charlotte is still active.
Artist and photographer Sonny Strader of Los Angeles has created a large project that reflected the life of 71-year-old Charlotte. Getting started with ads about finding models on Craigslist for a single shooting. But communication has evolved to the point that the photographer found in his model of a kindred spirit.
Charlotte seventy-one, but her attitude to life just like the young.
“Life has nothing to do with how old I am. I just live how I want,” said Charlotte in the first meeting.
By the time Charlotte turned eighteen, she already had three children, with whom she lived in Pacific palisade. In its 35 years, the children have moved out, and Charlotte was all by herself. She changed a lot of work – was a realtor, a clerk in the store, a driver of Uber. But at heart she always remained rock-n-rolldice and a party girl.
In October last year, Charlotte was diagnosed with cancer. She had to leave Uber, where she earned in recent years. Now she spends a lot of time on chemotherapy, but still takes a friends house when he feels well. My cancer was influenced by, and Sonny witnessed these changes.
“I draw Parallels between themselves and Charlotte. Neither of us wants to live a normal life. We don’t like routine. We like to meet strangers, explore Los Angeles. The main difference between us is that Charlotte loves to pose for the camera, and I like to be a photographer,” says Sonny Strader.
Women still spend a lot of time together. But now Sonny less pictures of your model. She doesn’t want to turn the project into a history of the disease. Charlotte has become a good model, trusting the photographer. She thinks her life is interesting and unique, so I decided to share it.
Photographer published in Aint-Bad and Strange Fire Collective. Exhibited in the US and Italy.