Friday, January 24, 2014

And to end the night, I'm reminded that I also discovered the exquisite spanish actress Ana Torrent this week.

It started with Victor Erice's Spirit of the Beehive, El Nido by Jaime de Armiñán, and Carlos Saura's Cria Cuervos of which I'll leave you with this little clip sung by the 1974 pop star Jeannette.

Danish love

Been on a Danish movie kick this week and was intensely and deeply moved by After the Wedding and The Hunt. Both star Mads Mikkelson, who deserves a post in his own right and delve into how our perceptions of reality take on unexpected turns. Perhaps there is something about the cool nordic and almost banal daily life that creates a hot bed for imagination. Following it's sloping green landscapes and neat houses, the restrained composure (except when drunk) of the Danes, one can't help but wonder what is hiding deep in their psyches. These are everyday lives falling apart and how we desperately try to hold them together in any way we can, even if artificially.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

can't wait to see this!

Good photography, or any other manifestation in man, comes from a state of grace. Grace comes when you are delivered from conventions, obligations, convenience, competition, and you are free, like a child in his first discovery of reality. You walk around in surprise, seeing reality as if [it is] for the first time….

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