Click and Shoot
I first heard about Anna Gabriel’s fine photography through the New York brother directing team of Mike and Tripp Swanhaus ( Pigeon - Holed) Gabriel had the uncanny knack of capturing rock stars at their most unguarded best. In fact, I actually discovered the amazing talents of musician Joseph Arthur through her intimate pictures which were so emotionally engaging they ended being used for his album Big City Secrets. Because of her artful click and shoot talents Sweet Talk has followed her varied career ever since, including her more recent work on music videos ( Less Than Jake, Glampire, Goudie). While her abstract calling card of editing CG with footage of blood vessels and brain activity may hit some as dark and brooding, Gabriel’s style is far more sensory and textile to be so easily classified. Having her work shown at numerous film festivals around the country and in the glossy pages of Rolling Stone is certainly note worthy, yet she does not allow recognition to cage her evolution. Not surprisingly, she has switched gears and is now working on a indie -hip documentary of famed jewler Stephen Webster (Jay- Z, Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, Madonna etc.) titled Rock Star. Having been privy to some of the film’s insider narrative, Sweet Talk feels it’s only a matter of time before Gabriel is a more household name.