An Interview With Charis Ioannou
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“The delivery of a seasoned jazz musician is often clear and confident even if the actual musical content is very complicated. This can also be translated into street photography: a complex scene should be portrayed with great clarity and often simplicity even if there are lots of intricate actions and nuances taking place.”
There really is no explanation for the creative process, I can only say that from time to time I find myself crawling around graveyards…
The Leaves of Poets had been a title jangling around my head for a while and this first attempt has been made with leaves found on the grave of JRR Tolkien.
“I documented my work but also everything else I could find graffiti-wise, then the spaces where it always seemed to appear started piquing my interest. “
But there’s such a strength to her work, such a depth of color and texture, such a sharp slicing perfection of composition, that these things become beautiful, notable, and important. They often have a sort of glow to them that elevates them beyond the every day.
Basil is a “remedie for malancholicke people,” the scent of it good for the heart and head, and will make a man merry and glad. Anyone who has harvested fresh basil on a summer’s day can attest to the truth of this!
Eight jobs Lauren Barnett would like to have (and be paid handsomely for)
Late in the evenings we often go out for one last patrol. The are bats flying about and often one or two owls calling. The dog is very active, tracking the scents of small animals. He looks good in the moonlight.
My “Painted Pictures” are about loss. They are about lost souls. They are about a loss of innocence–nationally and individually. Most of all, they are about lost time–time past and time ended.
It’s hard to understand our place in the world if you shut yourself off from everything real in that world.
He doesn’t sound bitter. And he says, I have written films since, I have dreamed films, and maybe someday another little miracle will happen, and I will make another film.