Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A Role Model

According to the caption beneath this photo from the book Home Work: Handbuilt Shelters, this young man is no more than fourteen years old. To my eye it would appear he's in the advanced stages of keeping it real, and for this reason Mickey is my role model of the week.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


From the disposable camera I used in Yakushima, southern Japan.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Tale Of Tales

I decided to revisit this animation the other day, and did not regret it.

"Tale of Tales, like Tarkovsky's Mirror, attempts to structure itself like a human memory. Memories are not recalled in neat chronological order; instead, they are recalled by the association of one thing with another, which means that any attempt to put memory on film cannot be told like a conventional narrative. The film is thus made up of a series of related sequences whose scenes are interspersed between each other. One of the primary themes involves war, with particular emphasis on the enormous losses the Soviet Union suffered on the Eastern Front during World War II. Several recurring characters and their interactions make up a large part of the film, such as the poet, the little girl and the bull, the little boy and the crows, the dancers and the soldiers, and especially the little grey wolf (Russian: се́ренький волчо́к, syeryenkiy volchok). Another symbol connecting nearly all of these different themes are green apples (which may symbolize life, hope, or potential). Yuriy Norshteyn wrote in Iskusstvo Kino magazine that the film is "about simple concepts that give you the strength to live."- Wikipedia.