December 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
My pieces of 2010.
Some video, some stop-motion, some slideshow, some highs, some lows, some revelations:
ICP and beyond – My year at the International Centre of Photography, New York
Pre-Games – When friends come over for the party before the party
In the early AM – Heading downtown in a cab, late one night/early one morning with Ling
Sneak peek – A cracked window on how I like to “work”
Escape to Fort Myers – Brief respite from New York in Florida
Insomnia – No sleep in April
Loss – I lost someone
Getting personal – Understanding what it means to be separate
From England to Australia – Journeying away on wobbly post-ICP legs
x Ying + Ling
April 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
It was the stretched blue silk of the sky in flight, that band of white gossamer in between. It was the way that she carried herself with her marked hands and carefully coiffed hair. My impressions of Florida and her inhabitants are warm. Carefully manicured, what is natural appears unnaturally benign, gentle, easy to digest.
There is a uniformity.
She likes what she likes. Look carefully enough and you’ll notice the eccentricities.. Her idea of what people want and her efforts to provide. The expanse of sand, the friendly waters. The frolicking dolphins come to give their evening show to the oohs and aahs of aging sun worshippers. The islands separated by blue green jade inset with glittering speed boats and connected by monolithic arches of steel and concrete. Palms in the wind. Absurd little vehicles otherwise known as golf carts. Cardboard store fronts, chlorine pools, clay courts and SUVs. The elderly have come to be happy, the rich have their holiday homes behind towering hedges and faux roman columns.
The youth… well, the youth eat ice cream and look to each other for solace.
April 16, 2010 § Leave a comment