I have been shooting incorrectly for the majority of the time; it took me just one trip with the well-informed to tell me that. I should have known, I shouldn’t have shot from the hip, wasting film and time combined. Honestly, I have learnt my lesson, just hand me that last roll of black and white film and I’ll get your shot, the one that we both dream of on long hazy afternoons – the body laying silently, awaiting a brief exposure with your eyes focused on mine, the twin cradles of hips and shoulders turned towards me and only to me. As if in a dream the thin rivulets of your flesh cascade gently against the cold leather couch.
On developing I can see the flames licking the border of the shot, the deep blacks and greys helping to create shadow against the brilliant white of immovability. The mistaken shot turns into something more, an image captured that I had not originally cared to note.
Photograph by the author using a Pentax ME Super and Lomography Lady Grey film. If reproduced elsewhere please credit the author as appropriate.
I have to agree with this brief blog review on ‘Justjoe‘ that the ‘Life of Pi’ is a beautifully full movie, full of moving scenes that climax in an emotional final act. It is a film that richly rewards the audience with it’s intense beauty in both the dialogue and the use of music, and it’s rich alluding cinematography (those lovely lingering shots). It has found the perfect balance between the impact and use of 3D film technology to enhance and include the audience in the film, alongside coaxing excellent performances from the actors throughout.
The language throughout is wonderfully conveyed by the film, with the ship that “moved with the slow, massive confidence of a continent”, a suitably beguiling metaphor.
Many times I have picked up the book but never bought it. This will have to change, once I am through my current book cluster.