Monday, May 31, 2010

A Day Off

Today was one of the most relaxing I have had in a while. I spent the whole afternoon by myself, riding my bike, reading, and drinking iced coffee. Over a late lunch I flipped on the tv to see Man on Wire playing. This is a movie I have watched before (and thoroughly enjoyed), but it was an inspiring revisit for me. I was glued to the channel and before I knew it I was crying and feeling like I could do anything in the world (yes yes I know).

The most beautiful part for me is after all the build up when Philippe Petit finally dances between the towers. I can only imagine witnessing this in real life.

Here are some stills of the moment. And if you haven't seen that film, it is a must!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back to talking

I've been a horrible poster recently;  mostly it is because work has gotten extraordinarily busy that I haven't had a spare moment. Great stuff on the horizon!

In the meantime, very important that I go see the Cartier-Bresson exhibit at the MoMA on Sunday. I need to find a bit of inspiration (and I'm going straight to the greatest) as I have had a total standstill with my personal project. I've noticed sometimes time away is good to gain a fresh eye with your own work, but mostly I just feel like a bum! So this will be a good jump start I think--as a photographer friend said recently, "[Cartier-Bresson's] work is the kind I look at and think, what am I doing??"

Here are a couple I cannot wait to see:

Photo Credits: all Henri Cartier-Bresson; Titled From Top: New York, New York, Coronation of King George VI, London. Note on the first image via MoMA: The arrival of a boat carrying refugees from Europe reunites a mother and son who had been separated throughout the war.