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    Somewhere to Disappear

    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.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    I enjoyed the video. I'm going to get it.

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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!
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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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.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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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-c..._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.



 

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