Saturday, February 2, 2013
Colin Nusbaum joined me, filming again. It was really nice to talk with him about writing, and film making. His intent is for a film with no obvious resolution, or formula, just recording life as it unfolds. Its unnerving somewhat, wanting to live up to some expectations, his or mine. As the subject, and focus of this project, I want his effort and time filming to be rewarding. The week after he had filmed at my Yoga class, our teacher, Nina Priya David jested with us gently. "Last week", she said to our small circle of students, "It was very exciting here, wasn't it, with all that filming. Maybe you re wondering, will I be in it? will it be on TV?, will it be in the movies? Well... who gives a s..t! - you all were wonderful when that camera was on you, your poses could have made the cover of 'Yoga Magazine', so always do Yoga as though you were at the center of a big film."
Colin is very casual and sensitive and laughs at my jokes, so Im kind of getting used to his camera being around.. I told Colin I haven't been making many photographs lately, and have just been writing. Mainly transcribing a journal I kept in the 1980's and 90's. Im the only one who can do this. I need to have these words travel with me to the place of darkness, though my images cant make that trip with me. He thinks its a good idea to film it, but I worry It'd be tedious for a documentary,
The Seeing with Photography group has been invited to return to Russia, the plans are still preliminary, details as soon as I hear any more news.
Something new - but old ...Mark has a small batch of that wonderful Polaroid 4 by 5 inch negative film. I've made a few light painings using it with the old speed graphic camera recently, like the old days! The negatives need to dry, and Mark has to scan the negs, so Ill show you some results soon.