Saturday, November 30th 2013Tweet
Sue Lyon by Bert Stern
Iron Butterflies (Hana Soukupova, Karen Elson and Elise Crombez) Vogue Italia
no man’s land+waiting for godot afterparty // november 24th 2013
First Light - Reminiscent of Beasts of Southern Wild, this short film shows the child’s eye being the most truthful. The red light glowing off faces makes it surreal, but the unforced reactions and environment make it feel realistic. It’s also in the vein of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, the supernatural as a metaphor for the internal struggle.
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe
Drawing off such diverse inspirations as Terrance Malick, British independent film maker Shane Meadows and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mack’s eye for the beauty in the everyday is a unique gift. Traveling most of his life has given him the ability to see (and now film) things that most of us could never imagine. This ability to show the differences as well as the uniting sameness between cultures is what helps make his films unique. His cinematographer eye takes the moments he’s framing, moments as varied as African children at play to a Nike ad, and captures the light, the feel, the momentum that makes them shine.
His best work so far, in my opinion, is the short doc film he made called OBA-CHAN. It was featured on Vimeo’s Staff Picks and has been viewed almost 175, 000 times.
Marlene Dietrich at a charity polo game in Santa Monica, 1934