Monday, October 26, 2009
Frontline is awesome, but very once in a while it's so incredible I can't take it!
Check out Obama's War.
Amazing images and interviews give an intimate view of combat life along with a concise summery of the war's progress and insane dynamics. I learned more from this video than months of newsprint and radio. The camera work is pretty stunning and also mind boggling considering that much of it was shot under direct gunfire and the occasional IED!
It's an hour long, but even if your not going to catch the whole thing I highly recommend the first 15 minutes.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
So I just finished grocery shopping in chelsea and I was all ready to just chill out and have a nice bit of cheese on the Hudson when Obama showed up and my whole plan went in the shitter. We were all swept up in the unanimous desire to see the man himself and stood waiting for almost an hour, completely forgetting about our own appetites. Here are some other new yorkers who were also caught up in the desire to see our president.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have many regrets about this project because it was so hard to do justice to the sheer awesomeness of Urusevski and Kalatozov's work. I had a number of other ideas about this one of which I will try to abreviate here.
Soy Cuba aside from being a totally gnarly display of fucking crazy virtuosity in photography is amazing because of it's astounding ability to bring this intense moment in Cuban history to life. This film was made at a time when Cubans were filled with a blinding hope for a future of unlimited possibilities. The filmakers became ensconsed in this unavoidable spirit and were able to use their expertise to bring it to life.
So going along with this idea of capturing a moment of hope and change in a society I thought it would also be fitting for this project to display some of my images from last year's election at oberlin.