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October 16th, 2007

natalya lulova & james randi

that is not my tape. it is however my text, no attempt to read it was made.

that is natalya lulova (Natasha/Natalia/Natalya depending on source), she or her family, claim she can read text while blindfolded.

if she could prove it, she gets 1 million dollars. i photographed her the day of her attempt.

she was not successful.

shot for TIME magazine, the james randi educational foundation has the million up for grabs.

“The James Randi Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1996. Its aim is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.”

such a weird day, but amazing thing to witness, all rolled into one. it was in an awful, run down, old office building in lower manhattan, lawyers all over, we had to scrap together this shot and i was perched up on the ‘conference’ room table. another situation where there was nothing to go off of, make mountains out of pebbles again…. we weren’t allowed to shoot the actual attempt, but watching through a crack in the door, i fell for it, i was impressed, it was surreal. later, during a break, i grabbed that shot of randi, who in about 5 minutes of conversation, demistified the entire experience, in a good way, damn.