Her Aim is True

This fascinating documentary from the USA is about Jini Dellaccio, a fashion photographer who became a legendary photographer of music groups. Now 96, she lives near Seattle and has been gratified by the interest paid her by luminaries of two worlds, the world of photography and the world of music.

Submitted to the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival by the US and directed by Karen Whitehead, we see a wonderful parade of colleagues, both in music and photography, who discuss the elements that contributed to her genius:
  • She herself was a jazz musician, playing saxophone in a band during the Depression.
  • She became a self-taught fashion photographer in the 50s.
  • She took photos of rock groups like The Sonics and The Wailers, often having them climb trees or sculptures, which created iconic album covers.
Lovely enough to have been in her own fashion shoots, she is still stunningly appealing. It is clear that the rockers who have been in her photo sessions adore her. Her director, Karen Whitehead takes us to local Seattle spots like Jazz Alley where she worked.

This documentary includes her love affair with her camera, her fashion photography, her rock album covers and even a few self portraits.

Here is an ingenious, creative innovator we would all like to know.
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Here is a sample from U-Tube:
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