Thursday, 9 September 2010

the infra ordinary

Japanese cinema of the 50's, particularly Yasujiro Ozu's work, has made me want to return to a simpler form of photography; namely, pillow shots, the 'infra ordinary', the challenge of expressing meaning through simple objects and banal interiors ... it's a real challenge expressing grief in 'objects' but it attracts me anyway, to find that sense of nothingness (mu) in our usually over-accessorised worlds... maybe it can't be done with static photography. anyway, for the moment, with 120 film, much of it decades out of date and an old mamiya c220, i'm trying to develop this cinematic language and find the extraordinary in the ordinary as Ozu did.