For the past few years, I have lived and worked in a hybrid world of still photographs and short documentary films – much of the time made here on the Outer Cape. This spring – while in between ideas for a new film -- I was surprised to find myself returning to still photographs, but beginning to work in a new way: in multiple images that together create a panorama of sorts.
I learned this morning that my friend Joyce Johnson died last week. She was 84. This is a favorite photograph – taken during an excursion out on the dunes several years ago. Accompanying Joyce on a trip to the dune shacks was truly one of the adventures I treasure the most. I would hang on tight, as she put her foot to the metal to keep us moving up a big dune.
We have just finished a 10-minute doc entitled INSIDE MOTHERWELL’S DUMPSTER featuring Provincetown sculptor Mike Wright. It’s a spirited collaboration that began in a chance meeting last fall at Provincetown Art Association when Mike mentioned she was thinking about filming her creative process using a tiny GoPro camera strapped to her head. That got my attention!
For Valentine’s Day this year, I created a broadsheet about being happy. Actually, it had been baking for several months. I think of the ABCs as a bit like a rosary, or a meditation – daily reminders of an active happiness practice. Allow, open, savor….