So back in May/June, I helped on pre-production and production of a science-fiction short film called “Cutty Slipback”, written and directed by Stephen Dirkes. Here are some photos from the shoot:
Above: Caroline Pham, Art Director. Director of Photography Raymond Flynn can be seen in the background.
Above: Constructing miniature sets.
Above: Assistant DP Adam Jandrup talking things over with Stephen Dirkes.
It was a blast to help out on the shoot, thanks to all involved, but especially to Stephen Dirkes.
With great printing power, comes great possibility. A few years back I got a Epson all-in-one printer, one of those contraptions that lets you scan, print and copy in one nifty little package. It came with special “photo paper” which presumably gave you the ability to print out your own high-quality, glossy copies of photographs, bypassing the whole Military-Industrial-Photo-Printing Complex that Eisenhower warned us all about.
I had only recently been getting into Frank Miller at the time, so naturally I scanned and printed out an image from The Dark Knight Returns. I should mention that I only had one sheet of this photo paper, so when I messed up the first printing of the image, I tried to re-use the same sheet only I messed that up further and ended up just re-printing the image on the same sheet, albeit with a different orientation, which resulted in the image below.
There’s just something that I like about the amalgamation of the image of both heroes fighting each other and blending into each other. The multiplicity of dueling heroes overlapping themselves several times, the intersecting tones of red, blue and gray. And it came from a mistake, an error, a glitch. I liked that aspect, too. I eventually cut it out and pasted it to a dresser in my bedroom.
Desert Island Comics is the coolest comics store in the five boroughs. It’s a place where you can find beautiful, rare and interesting art/comic books, and also learn a quite a bit. A few weeks back the owner, Gabe Fowler, was nice enough to tell me a bit about the famous French artist Moebius(Jean Giraud), who passed away just last month. I also had the rare opportunity to acquire an original Moebius comic, Young Blueberry #1. I took some photos of the front and back covers, and posted them below.
Below: And here’s the back cover, with details.
It may sound lame, but I haven’t even read the book yet, I’ve just been gazing at the cover for a couple of weeks.