Somewhere to Disappear

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  1. Stephanie Brim

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    Thought I'd share this. I watched it last night.

    Somewhere to Disappear

    I know that there are Alec Soth fans here, so I figured you guys may want to watch. You can rent it for $4, or buy it for $10.

    It was fascinating.
     
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    I enjoyed the video. I'm going to get it.

    Jeff
     
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    Thank you Stephanie!
    Looks very good indeed.
     
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    Us Minnesotans are very proud of Alec, and this looks very interesting. Thanks, Stephanie!
     
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    Just bought it and downloading it now. Thanks Stephanie.
     
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    No problem. I've been watching a lot of videos on photography, both older and modern, while waiting for time to shoot.
     
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    Funny, I've just been watching some talks with him on YouTube. It's taken a while, but I think I'm coming round to his work.
     
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    Watched the film last night, enjoyed it, although quite unsettling in parts. I found it interesting when he talked about the ethical problems of his photographs, saying how his subjects just craved the human contact.

    From a photographic perspective, the way he moved the bedding and shelf unit in that cave dwelling, almost impulsively, was... interesting. I'd feel uncomfortable doing that for a photograph myself (the truth/lies conundrum) - it seemed more interesting and inhabited in the state it was. On his website, the only interior image featured of that place was of the hangers in the corner - http://alecsoth.com/photography/wp-content/gallery/broken-manual/2008_08zl0215c.jpg - so I wonder if in the end he did feel as though he'd taken too much of a liberty, moving everything around. Part of me feels he was playing up for the camera (video) doing that.