photography by annie appel
film-based work *
"Would you please come along to photograph
my mother's last limousine ride?"
For the first opera singer of African descent
to have starred with the Los Angeles
Philarmonic, limousines had become routine
enough to be familiar.
The idea for a ride had come while
recovering from her most recent
hospitalization. Lucy requested to see all the
homes she had owned in the city. She invited
me back the following week to photograph
her sculpting; but she peacefully passed a
few days after the limo ride.
No doubt G-d was happy to have added such
a gifted singer to heaven's choir of angels.