Looking through old work.
I am considering breaking my recent work into 3 parts:
- Sleeping With the Window Open
- Ocean Front Property
The work would be a mix of colour and b/w photos and would be presented similar to the National Film Board and National Geographic educational film reels shown in classrooms. They contained small saddle stitched photobooks designed with text, slides and cassette tapes. The resource came in a box and was a presentation of an idea; e.g., Mysteries of the Brain, etc.
Beijing in Holden, Alberta?
I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
A forgotten place in a village along highway 14.
First couple of rolls of 35mm from the trip along highway 14.
What lies alongside the highway? To come out of a hypnotic state, one must stop to investigate the effects the landscape has upon the mind; investigating the landscape and the hypnosis that occurs while driving on the same stretch of highway for 40 years.
I have come across Josef Sudek's series entitled A Walk in the Garden of the Lady Sculptor.
An installation of 13 photographs by Josef Sudek (Czech 1896-1976) that demonstrate how Sudek intermittently embraced aspects that appealed to the notions of dream and the irrational. The remarkable photographs of Sudek invariably lead one to the realm of the enigmatic - even when he explored the streets of Prague, its sites, and the leisure time of its inhabitants, his images evoke dreams and mysteries. Sudek created a poignant world of lights and shadows in which his personal themes and variations converged into poetic cycles. Organized by the AGO.
I need to reflect and look into his work further. I am drawn to its abstraction and how his images evoke dreams and mysteries.