Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Beach

I hung this picture up at Rooster in the East End if you are around Broadview and need a coffee and to look at a picture of a beach in black and white.

Sketches for New Graphic Novella Story

I say new story but really this has been plopping around in my head since about 2003?

Well, lets just say that it is definitely after Nelly's seminal 2002 hit, "(its getting) Hot in herre"

So with that non sequitur in mind, here is the video

But enough of that.

This story is about seeing photographs of Lee Millar at the Getty Museum. Basically, being the best at anything she touched, despite the photos being 70 years old, they hit me in the face like a brick.

A real Satori moment, where I started to connect the dots between Lee Millar, the Getty's controversial Kouros boy, Ayn Rand's The Fountain Head and the stunning Betty Page-esque visitor to the exhibition. Lets be clear, this may have been an imagined enlightenment but it held for like 18-20 hours, till I was snapped out of it by another photograph.

So, to celebrate the bewitching seductive power of the photograph, I offer you some quick water colour sketches....I know, Right?