The following images are some from the hundreds shot by JBC or Andre' as the Sisters know him. Andre' has been photographing the SF Order since 1980. His images have shown in several cities in the USA and have toured all over Europe. There are more images of Andre's in the other Galleries.
It is difficult to explain Andre's style of art.
one thing Andre's a very complex individual. His photography of the
as well as sacred places of Europe and on several other subjects are
meant to reach deep into the subjects at the same time give a worldly
of them. Very few photographers have pushed the Sisters so hard for art
let alone up the side of cliffs in pumps! For anyone who is interested,
the shots on Corona Heights that we have become so famous for do indeed
require us to climb up one of two spires of rocks in stilettos, fishnet
stocking and girdles. After we have ruined several dollars worth of
then we are expected to smile while we look directly into the sun
to balance ourselves in 30 mile per hour winds holding several yards of
fabric. Numerous times I thought that I was about to meet God
(Andre's shoots are certainly spiritual!)
Sr. Hellen Wheels' "le Banquete" image from the 1994 European Exhibition. This is the first image of Sister Hellen Wheels as a SPI Nun.
to right: Sister Penny Costal, Sister Phyllis Stein, Sister Saki Tumi,
Sister Zsa Zsa Glamour, Sister Hellen Wheels, Sister Dana Van Iquity,
Rae Jean Homo. Shot at Corona Heights above the Castro in SF 1996