hawai`i tourism film starring elizabeth logue, just after her role in the 1966 film, “hawaii” (based on the james michener novel).
“night time’s a swinging time in honolulu”
the sound of elizabeth’s voice as she narrates is lush , velvety and subdued … like a billy holiday record playing on a rainy day. but its just on the audio quality of a low budget toursit film from the 60’s.
ana serrano’s world in cardboard.
see more here http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/ana-serrano-cardboard-art.html
after a visit in japan lead sussman from the oldest woman in the world to a 7,000 year old japanese cedar tree … she endeavored to capture photographs of the oldest living things in the world.
the result is a book full of nature photos in desaturated hues, framed by thick borders of whitespace and handwritten captions. followed (perhaps) by some contemplation on nature, time and life.
the oldest: bacteria in siberian tundra
the epic adventure: antarctic moss on elephant island
the one in our backyard: palmer’s oak in riverside, california. nearby is a cement factory and suburban sprawl.
the metaphor: this fallen bald cypress was alive when sussman started her endeavor, but burned down after a meth session in the tree’s hollow trunk.
listen to her interview w/madeleine brand on press play HERE
see more photos from this project HERE
buy book at your local bookstore. or HERE
see what happens when you cruise for vice down front street in lahaina … on halloween.
1 theme + 24 hours = a radio story
winners get air time on ‘unfictional’ and $$ benefits
this years theme: “You Should Know”
here are the winners…
You Should Know What’s Right Next Door by Gamma Radio
Psychic Blob by Jeff Emtmen
Coming Home by Grit City Radio
Bobby is Trying to Get in Touch by so it goes
and… a non-winning entry:
you should know how to cook rice by msmlska
here is an exhibition from some photographers on assignment for national geographic.
the theme…. simply is … these photographers are all women.
often, the mantra is to equate. gender, racial, social, etc … all in a struggle to be on the same level. but fuck it. lets just go ahead an put someone on top for a minute (or for a year long photo exhibition) and see how it feels.
for these photos …. it is nice to see who is behind the lens:
and in these interviews ….. it is nice to hear who is behind the lens:
michel martin from NPR’s Tell Me More interviews linsey adario and kitra cahana…. LISTEN HERE
linsey adario received her first camera when she was 12 .
from the exhibition’s youngest photographer, kitra cahana, “there’s always gonna be power and balance because the lens is in my hands”.
when steber was asked if she felt there was a ‘different sensibility’ in her photos….
In a way, doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman. It’s really more about how you connect with people and everybody does that in a different way. And I don’t think that you can look at a photograph and know whether it’s taken by a man or woman. But I do believe that we can get into things and in a different way than sometimes men can.
amy toensing on the woven exhibition, “You know, being a freelance photojournalist is a very independent, solo existence. So this has been, I think, for all of us, a really wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and feel some community”.
p.s. it’s women’s history month
lianne la havas covers little dragon in the woods barn sessions 2013
little dragon’s version
camera: PENTAX 645N WITH 40MM AND 75MM LENS
film: 120 (technically 220…) 160vc portra kodak
location: big island, hawaii
to view the full roll of film, CLICK HERE.