HEROS AND VILLAINS
I shot these pictures from DVDs played on the monitor of my computer.
They were shot with traditional film and transfered to the digital
format. I'm sure there is a far more efficient manner of saving movie
stills onto a desktop but I didn't care to learn what that method was.
After selecting the characters that I intended to photograph I chose
the scenes where they appeared in the movie that seemed the most
visually interesting. There is no significance to the type of movie
I selected. My primary concern was to find films that had acceptable
close ups. I mixed black and white movies with color because I thought
this made the presentation slightly more pleasing. This is my second
series of pictures shot from video screens. My first was done in the
1990s; some examples of which can be seen on the "Mixed Media" page
of my web site. As with my other photographic projects, I am surprised
by how these exercises often take me to places I hadn't seen before.
In this case, it was to the world of Paolo Pasolini's "Medea."
[An index of information concerning each image follows the presentation.]