Behind the Lisa Story

Behind the scenes on the Lisa Cameron photo shoot.

The special Pride feature in this week's Chronicle, features a conversation between Glass Eye Austin rock legend Kathy McCarty and an ex-bandmate. I consider both musicians dear friends, and the opportunity to edit this piece was an honor.

"Deprogramming Dave" is an intimate peek into Austin drummer Lisa Cameron's journey from living as Dave Cameron to her life today, as musician, artist, and partner. It's a great read. I hope you enjoy it.

It was also great fun to be able to work again with Todd V. Wolfson and the wonderful women of Pink Salon on the photo shoot for the piece. Co-owner and hairstylist Deborah Carter opened the doors of the salon making available to Lisa the talents and open-heartedness of her amazing staff. What an incredible experience. According to Lisa, "They all did a splendid job!"

While Lisa enjoyed a day at the salon, exploring aspects of cultural femininity new to her, I felt very moved. A trip like this, through the hallowed halls of hyperfemininity, certainly does not define gender; it can, however, cast light onto our enculturation and, I believe in this case, offered Lisa plenty of pampering for thought.

Kudos to Pink, Todd, Deborah, eyelash extension technician Karen Carmichael, and make-up artist Chelle Simoneaux for their sensitivity and brilliance.

Do click on the link above the photo and enjoy a gallery of extras, some shots that did not make it into the piece and a few by me (don't expect Wolfson quality there, folks) of the lovelies at the salon.

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