(artwork by me)
…then at one point i did not need to translate the notes; they want directly to my hands…
Francesca Woodman. 1958-1981
once you look at her photographs, you will never forget them. She was only 22 when she commited suicide and she brought so much to photography at such a young age. It is incredible to imagine she produced that level of work in her teenager years. today i see her influence everywhere.
Oh i wish i had been taught design, type and photography in the 50s in Berlin by genius Heinz Hajek-Halke. (1898-1983). He was a surrealist, an artist, an anarchist, a visionary. He spent his career experimenting, concentrating almost from the start on montage techniques. I am focusing below on some of the photographic montages and i find each of them fascinating, i see street art, type experiments, graphic design, fashion, humor and…poetry. As an art director, if i had to keep one book on my desk, it would be the complete work by HHH.
i have been hypnotised by her timeless work since we met in 2005 in new york. Each one of her image will give you an electro choc. She takes you into her invisible universe where all is stripped down to the mimimal, the essence of us. The silences in her pictures are loud. The work is violently quiet, enigmatic and beautiful. Bless you Sasha. You have touched me a long time ago .
I moved to Williamsburg at the end of 1999 and spent a lot of time exploring Mc Carren Pool, it was the most fascinating spot in the neighborhood for me back then, and I kept a special connection with it. It opened in 1936 and is reopening in less than a month. The rebirth of a pool… beautiful but it will never be the same ; i shall hope when i close my eyes, surrounded by hundreds of other swimmers, that its haunted spirit is still there. Those polaroids were taken in early 2000