film currently about forty-five minutes long has some of the properties I
hoped it might. At 30fps, images flash by so quickly that there is no hope of
seeing them all. It is impossible to interpret them or construct a coherent narrative,
though patterns present themslves: my compositional ticks are maddeningly apparent,
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individual images continually emerge clearly: a face, a word, a place, a landscape...
but even as each of these is identified and named, another and then another again
is supplanting it, relentlessly.
is a film with many subjects, all filtered through my own habits and sensibility.
One of them is process:
the process of its making, of course; but also the processes of perception and
cognition; the process of memory.
One is my wife, whose beauty and many moods it captures, after all these years, only in part.
And now brightest of all shines my daughter Ember, who was born one month (thirty-odd seconds) beyond the exact midpoint of the movie.
Long ago I considered naming the resultant movie Mnemosyne,
after the spring of memory: as it will be a media object not unlike that river, full and
fast moving and perilous. (It is quicksilver, and will never give up more than
a fraction of itself.) Nowadays, I'm not so sure.
At present I am averaging around 125 images a day. Those I shoot beyond the necessary thirty are archived; I hope that all may find other uses. Perhaps the sum of them will be compiled
into a second film containing every single image I shoot.
may come as a surprise that I have not yet settled on a soundtrack. But I'm getting closer.
support this and my other projects, I am selling the days of my life.
A 'day' is a set of digital 5x7 prints: each of the thirty images that document
my life on a given day, from waking to sleep. Images are printed on high-quality paper, protected in glicene sleeves, and gathered in a protective
cedar box and signed.
one copy of each day is available.
you're interested in purchasing a day, write
me to inquire about availability of specific dates and for current pricing.
Note that some days document events not suitable for all viewers.