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“Keep close to Nature’s heart. Break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir

(via creatingaquietmind)



True Detective | Cary Joji Fukunaga & Nic Pizzolatto | 2014


Alphaville (1965) dir. by Jean Luc Godard: "…light that goes, light that returns…a single smile between us. In the quest of knowlege, I watched night create day…"


Happy Birthday Jack Cardiff: 18th September 1914 - 22nd April 2009

For his inventions, imagination and sheer audacity, there has never been another colour cameraman like Jack Cardiff…Jack’s lighting and composition in Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes would have infuriated Delacroix, because he couldn’t have done any better himself, in imagination or in chiaroscuro. - Michael Powell.

You begin to see flourishes, with a camera cut, or a piece of composition, or the length of a shot; you begin to realise that he’s using the lens like brushstrokes. It’s a painting he’s made…Paintings that moved, extraordinarily, moved not only visually, but emotionally and psychologically also. - Martin Scorcese.

I wouldn’t start to dare to compare myself to what Turner did, but I’ve learnt a lot of lessons from Turner. You should be bold, and you should go out and do something that’s different and bold, and that’s the whole essence of photography in a sense. - Jack Cardiff

The best way of seeing how fabulous Jack’s work is - other than watching it of course - is to watch Cameraman (2010) Craig McCall’s documentary about him, filmed when Jack was still around and working, in the mid 2000s. Not only is is informative and entertaining, you also get to meet Jack, who is bloody lovely. 


Jeff Riedel

Paul Thomas Anderson, Los Angeles, 2004

Sin Nombre (2009)

Dir. Cary Jôji Fukunaga 

"Back home, my friend Clarissa made me see this crazy neighbor, Doña Eleanor, you know, like witchcraft? She smoked this puro, then told me with her freaky voice that I’d make it to the U.S. but not in God’s hand, perhaps in the Devil’s."