The Invisible Project is a multi-platform collection of oral histories from women who served in our Nation's military.
This week, we are shooting the opening sequence for the open to our documentary, The Invisible Project. The theme we are working with is "reflections from the past." Similar to other veteran art pieces, we wanted to show women veterans in like situations, reminiscing their past service and sacrifice. Many locations around Houston were chosen- such as The Fallen Warrior Memorial and Emancipation Park.
Romaine Barnett poses in the reflection at the Arch at Emancipation Park in Houston. Alexis Jones is the younger Romaine composited in the photograph.
“I didn't know that I needed this in my life- that there are other women out there who just get me. I don't have to put on a mask, I don't have to be anything different, I can just be me.”
The shoots were carefully planned with authentic period uniforms, head wear, and hardware. The summer WAC uniform pictured below is a reproduction, but stunningly similar to what Dorothy actually wore in 1942.
Noelle Mallios and 98 year-old Dorothy Stroud, World War II/Korean Campaign Veteran, pose for a picture before their cue.
Looks like a veteran to me.
The team at Combined Arms helped us assemble this fine group of women Veterans. In 100 degree heat, they showed up to represent their service and respective branches. The event was catered by Chick-fil-a, and a fierce networking session ensued after the photography. At the same time, Combined Arms was holding it's monthly Vet Connect day, so we had the benefit of meeting new veterans on their way inside.