A Bright Futur for Filmmaking !

During his « Wolf of Wall Street » press tour (one of my favorite film last year), Martin Scorsese wrote an open letter to his daughter and explained why he feels the future of filmmaking is a bright one. The main reason according to him are : « Because movies can now be made on the fly and…

You are Rainbows Ants !

You are what you eat Anthelme Brillat-Savarin This quote is a translation of the French phrase “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” [Tell me what you eat and I shall tell you what you are]. It has been shortened and misquoted as “You are what you eat”. It appears in…

The Daily Routines of William Gibson

Stand high long enough and your lightning will come. –William Gibson INTERVIEWER « What is your writing schedule like ? » GIBSON « When I’m writing a book I get up at seven. I check my e-mail and do Internet ablutions, as we do these days. I have a cup of coffee. Three days a week, I go…

The Daily Routines of Henry Miller !

When you can’t create you can work. Henry Miller In 1932, the famous writer and painter, Henry Miller, created a work schedule that listed his “Commandments” for him to follow as part of his daily routine. This list was published in the book, Henry Miller on Writing. COMMANDMENTS Work on one thing at a time until finished. Start…

The Daily Routines of Haruki Murakami !

The repetition itself becomes the important thing. Haruki Murakami In a 2004 Paris Review’s interview, Murakami discussed his physical and mental habits… « When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred…

The Daily Routines of E.B. White !

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper. E.B. White In an interview with The Paris Review, the famous author of Stuart Little (1945) & Charlotte’s Web (1952), talked about his daily writing routine… « I never listen to music when I’m working. I haven’t that kind of…

The Colors of a Mirage of Salt !

In his project Terminal Mirage, David Maisel intentionally obscures the function, location, scale, and condition of his subject. No title names the Great Salt Lake or its environs as his subject. His images all share exquisite abstract colorations and design. A few pictures are obviously landscapes. Others are so lacking in items that identify scale they might be images of…