DAMAGED / GOODS June, 24 2017
I changed the title of Eliza’s story from "I HOPE THEY DIDN'T GET YOUR MIND" to "REVOLUTION 9" a song featured on The Beatles White Album.
The experimental composition, primarily created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, is the 12th track title on The Beatles Double album Side four.
Last week, I decided to post three different stories with the colors red, white and blue with the intention of having the images featured on @damagedmagazine's gallery and my own personal one to represent the colors of the French flag.
I deliberately chose Eliza's série to be the White story because it was shot in my Paris, my hometown.
Although California has been home for the past 13 years and the US my country of adoption, I am and will always be French. Also, The Beatles have always been my favorite band.
About two years ago, I lost the second great love of my life Prudence in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Today, I am closing that chapter and opening a new one with REVOLUTION 9.
John Lennon once called Revolution 9 ”The music of the future." Lennon's favorite number was #NUMBER9
You can follow Eliza Sys on Instagram at @elizasys
POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH ELIZA SYS
Damaged / Goods : Eliza, can you tell us a little bit about your work as an Artist?
Eliza Sys: I’ve always been attracted to the emotion and poetry that an image carries. It’s this fragile and subtle communication of thoughts that pushed me to become an image maker. I love the work of William Eggleston and I am also a big fan of Luigi Ghirri. It is the emptiness, as in ‘a feeling’ or ‘a state of being’ that attracts me in both artists' work.
Damaged: Is there a message you are trying to convey through your visuals ?
I have produced some series in the past where there was a lot of social criticism involved. But other times, it can be just about personal states of beings, phases I’ve been going through, and thoughts I have at that moment in my life.
Whats your damage ?
Modeling (laughs), you get a very different view on life when your job makes you travel so much at a very young age. It pushes you to get by, be flexible, strong and open to the new and unknown. You get a scattered brain in a good wayand you manage to get rid of all the structures and conventions our society has forced on us at a very young age. I found it debilitating.