B mag is coming out soon and I have 26 (yes!) pages of photos in it. It's such a pleasure to work on a magazine that not only covers unique topics, but also has really great people behind it.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
A story about lust, fame, ambition and self-destruction, High Art is a 1998 film from Lisa Cholodenko, whose main female character - the photographer - is said to be loosely based around Nan Goldin. Or at least, her drug-inspired, moody photographs are. The film is really beautifully shot and its depictions of the art world (with the magazine editor interested only in "which galleries did she show at") and the reality of the craft (with the photographer being so uninspired that she resorts to taking pictures underwater or taking bland shots of her mother) are really spot-on. All in all, great piece of 90s underground cinema and such an inspiration too.