|—||myself… a final thought an hour before forty|
It seems easy enough to capture people trained to ooze personality on film. But to really capture them; to frame their essence, and offer it to the rest of us… that’s a gift. Imagine trying to solicit these images from your mother. Then imagine the same conversation with someone you don’t know very well, with a ten pound camera, a running clock, and a room full of people wanting to take your subject away.
There must be room between the art of the moving and the still. These animated gifs are nice photos on their own, but the movement transcends anything I’ve seen so far. It’s the start of a new genre, not a passing fad. There are so many ways to explore this idea.
What would it be like to land on the moon? Is this any different? A handful of immigrants discuss arriving in Philly from Sudan. How clearly this short clip shows our cultural differences, and even highlights nuances of our own assumptions is astounding.
I think I’ll make my son watch this video this year. He understands so much. He won’t comprehend it completely, but it will start to sink in. This idea about what we have and where it comes from has been in my mind for ages. It answers so many questions, and so succinctly. I was once happy to not have this information. I didn’t HAVE to think about it. I new I should. But now there’s no excuse.
Ane Brun is getting more popular by the day, and she deserves it. I’ll probably be a snob and curse the day she’s truly considered a breakthrough. She kind of already is. But the world deserves to hear her charm. Have you noticed my fondness of things Scandinavian?