This is a quote by John Berger from ‘Understanding a photograph’. I like to think that Berger would have appreciated my approach to making films.
Painting: ‘Milly Finch’ by James McNeill Whistler Words: by Muriel Spark from ‘A Far Cry from Kensington’ [a fictional representation of two artistic cultures by Peter]
The teddy bear that often features in my films belongs to my son Andrew. The bear is called Hale Bopp, and is named after the comet that was trailing a … Continue reading ‘The audacity of hope’
Subjectivity – that which makes us human – should not simply roll over to data, that in its collection has losses: experience “translated” to words, and then words “translated” to … Continue reading I struggle to measure
The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization
“What is in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet” (Romeo & Juliet Act II, Scene II). If a rose was … Continue reading Janet B Wood