I've know Soha for years. We met at an ingenious event called My Big Fat,"Insert your logo here" wedding... and we did just that. Ken Hegan the groom, and the editor of Vancouver Magazine at the time came up with a concept to write about his wedding over several issues, attract the best of the best in the industry while pleasing his bride. I signed up because of the pure genius of his idea... and that's when she walked in.
I can't remember what I wanted but I had a feeling that 'the other girl running around' would have the answer. As I walked over and asked my question Soha brushed a piece of hair that had fallen in my eye out of the way... without saying a word. I was shocked at first and then realized how brilliant it was that I just met someone who doesn't worry what other people think. Instead Soha focuses on the details and everything around her is her canvas.
I have attended three schools of art and made art my business. I've photographed Elizabeth Taylor and the Queen of Denmark and witnessed a private mass with Pope John Paul II. I've swum with sharks, stingrays and dolphins. I've played with Balinese Elephants, giraffes and was peed on by a lion. I've photographed the paparazzi from the window of the Imperial Suite at the Ritz as they photographed me. I've crashed bikes, dirt bikes, and cars and caught frogs with coffee cans and hockey sticks. I've engaged in pillow fights and fallen off of bar stools. I won an award from Nikon and PDN in NY and donated a painting to the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education as well as Michael Beckwith at Agape in LA and the City of Vancouver. I've written stories as well as BIG LOVE letters. I've ridden all the rides at 6 Flags Great Adventure in the scorching heat only to pass out in front of an Evian vending machine. I've bet on horses and won.