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Directing is my number one passion.  Photography is the foundation of motion picture.  I think it’s important to understand an impact of a still image.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I believe that.  With directing film, the images are moving, and it’s worth knowing how to direct an actor and to create composition in your frame that facilitates the story.  Hence, I love being behind the lens.

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Monique Lai’s first solo photography exhibit, Private Property, will run six weeks at the ArcLight Hollywood. She is the director of Jamaica, Farewell, a one-woman show in Los Angeles that has been accepted into the prestigious international NY Fringe Festival and will perform at Woodstock.

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