Wow it’s been one crazy week for me – but it’s a good kind of crazy! From Monday to Saturday I was working onset of KILLING BAMBI, a short film I wrote and directed with my friend Gorjan. Call times were mostly at 4pm, and filming carried on as late as 3am, but exhaustion was merely in a physical sense for me – thanks to the warm and enriching atmosphere created by the crew and cast.
This post isn’t KILLING BAMBI related. I just wanted to give kudos to the people who contributed to the production. If you guys are interested we post film stills and behind-the-scenes photos on Facebook.
Now on to the F.O.U.R post!
When you first move into a rented house one of the things you should do is take photos of defective appliances, dirty cupboards, holes on the wall – all the flaws you can find – so when the landlord or property manager accuses you of breaking something or whatever, you can tell them ‘hey, that wasn’t my fault, [that thing] was the way it was when I first got here’. It’s such a drag, really, especially when you move around a lot and have to do this over and over again, like I do. As a solution to this tedious task, I started taking these photos in a kind of artsy way. The photo below is a sample from my Flat Inspection Photoshoot. It kinda has a postmodern still life feel to it, don’t you think?
This photo was taken back in 2013 from the house I grew up in, in the Philippines. Those glass ‘teardrops’ used to just randomly detach and shatter on the floor – to my entertainment as a youngster.
There is a specific time of the day when one of the kitchen windows in our flat becomes a perfect light source for a shadow play. My sis and I entertained ourselves for a good quarter of an hour when we first discovered this haha. Below is a photo of my sister’s shadow as she popped and locked like a real G.
Here’s an art idea: make a painting/mini sculpture out of expired cosmetics. It’s guaranteed to pass time, and make you feel less bad to throw these things away after.
That’s it for now, folks.
See you in my next GAOP.