I've been following sanja bistricic on flickr for a while and i always love their photos. Every image has a real soft industrial kinda 80's goth romance feel to them. They weirdly seem stark and cozy at the same time.
It seems like i always get really excited by neon lights and intense color filters once it starts getting colder. There's just something about the balance between the cold commercialism and the sexiness. It's almost kind of gross because they're like these two impure concepts and they always seem a bit dirty and sleazy but they present it in a way that's hard to look away.
Also i'm totally in love with samantha morton. I seen morvern callar about a year back and i thought it was good but i guess it didn't stick with me too much because i quickly forgot about it only to rewatch it again this year and really fall in love with it. Everything about it is perfect: the pacing, the imagery, the music, and of course samantha morton's acting done without much dialogue. It was the first time that i was watching a film and was really taken back by just the expressions of an actor. I've been on a samantha morton kick since then watching code 46 and jesus' son because anything this girl in is good and she just seems like such a smart sincere woman who really takes pride in her craft and she's just so dreamy.
watch this clip of her dancing in jesus' son and tell me you don't have a crush on her now
I bought this super cute hello kitty golden half camera and took some pictures in colorado while visiting my brother and most of them turned out horrible which is a real bummer, so i'm going to have to wait till summer to get some better shots. Winters coming up and i'm just going to shoot a couple disposables and some black and white in the fisheye from here on out.
I like things to be a bit unrecognizable. I don't like things to be too themed. But to have a nice balance. I feel i'm moved by heavier yet simpler concepts like broad cultural symbolism or elements. Like plastic endurance designed objects should always have a little dirt on them. A dark melancholic winter street should always have a little hint of disco. That's why i always prefer to be a little tired, a little high, a little hungover. That way i can see things a little hazier. Everything sways a bit more. I see something but hear something else. I feel something but smell something else. And it's memories only last in lagging snips of image and touch and sound and feel.
All is Full of Love by Bjork directed by Chris Cunningham 1999
Fang of the Sun Dougram
Been obsessed with mecha lately. I've been scrolling through that blog linked above for the past few days now, it's pretty cool. I love seeing diagrams and illustrations of robots and ships and aircrafts and things like that. All the little detailing of panels and pieces is really cool almost like cells or something. I've also been really interested in anime interiors like inside space crafts and rooms and shit. I've found this while looking up cowboy bebop art books.
from the Knockin' on Heaven's Door book
And of course All is full of Love is always consistently inspiring and over all enjoyable to watch or see images of. I can honestly say that it's one of the most important videos in music. The illustrations are screenshots from the making of the video with Chris Cunningham.. It's still looks so modern and smooth i can't imagine how futuristic it felt when it came out.