Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Spring Fever

It's spring fever...You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache you want it so!
Mark Twain

I hit the wall today. I'm tired of being cooped up and not getting out to do photography. There are so many things that I want to do as we have this beautiful weather, but I'm still not to where I can do it. Let's face it I have a good case of spring fever....

This photo came from a workshop I did a couple of years ago. I love outside rustic tubs and when I saw this one, I asked the model if she would pose in it for me if we had extra time (we were photographing the models primarily in groups). She did and I got some fantastic shots.

We finally watched "Across the Universe" last night. I loved Julie Taymor's vision and the way she used the Beatles song to weave a story of that era. I have a copy of a book, "Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire" that details her work. Her visuals are incredible. One of the most vibrant sequences was when one the characters went to an induction center and it began with Uncle Sam moved out of the wall to the sounds of "I Want You". The sequence continued from there and continued in its brilliance. Chills moved down my spine. The movie stuck with me through today. I went to have the stitches taken out and as they talked about the physical therapy and what would be needed to get me functioning again, "Don't Let Me Down" for some reason kept going through my mind.

The Beatles, "Don't Let Me Down":

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I loved that film as well. Julie Taymor is such a visionary, isn't she? And all the actors were so talented. I've been singing Beatles songs since I saw that film and that was two weeks ago!

Last night I finished Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd. She married George Harrison just as the Beatles were becoming famous in America. She later left him for Eric Clapton. The book is a fascinating read. She writes openly about her crazy life in the 1960's with such famous husbands and friends. She also tells what the inspirations were for many of the Beatles and Clapton's songs. I was hooked on her book!

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