Sunday, 4 October 2009

Urban Film Night.


First off it would not be exaggerating to say that this first film, called "Lift" is the best short film I've ever seen, a real slice of modern Urban Britain. Beautifully shot with empathy for the subject that in turn allows film maker Mark Isaacs to really get under the skin of his subject. A masterclass in social documentary from 2001.

And second up what could be more "Urban" and a better metaphor for the "Street photographer" than the stray dog? And what better living street photographer than Daido Moriyama?
Found thanks to
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Ah, people living and existing in the built environment a subject that out of all the mediums is dealt with best by photography whether still or moving "Lens is Best" for this one cocker.

2 comments:

marcus doyle said...

Mark,
That 'Lift' is just brilliant.
The simple ideas are always the best.
Best,
Marcus.

Mark Page said...

Ain't just the "Dogs"