The Final Macro: ‘Slugterra’
This was my last few days of shooting on the Canon 65mm 5x Macro for the summer… My son and I adventured deep into Ravenswood, all the way to the lake at the end of the blue trail… These tiny details of moss on rock are some of my favorite shots… up close they look like a haunted forest from a surrealist film. Then of course there was this spider on the window, check out the tattoo like pattern on his back, intensely creepy. The final shots was one of my favorite accidents of the summer… I’m trying desperatly to get a macro shot of this spider, and he keeps hiding from my lens, and the light is going down, it’s dusk, i’m sweating, trying to pull focus and frame up this perfect shot, and the camera shakes under my hands, and this perfect blur of emotion comes out, this summer dusk haze, i almost overlooked, and then i fell in love with all it’s energy and imperfection.
Bill Sienkiewicz 1986: Marvel Graphic Novel #24 (Daredevil: Love and War)
Elektra had such a strong gravitational pull, sometimes Daredevil: Love and War gets overshadowed alongside it. But it is no less an artistic masterpiece. Sienkiewicz talked to Kuljit Mithra of manwithoutfear.com about the book.
Frank and I had wanted to work together for a while before that came about. I think it may have been Ralph Macchio, the editor of DD at the time, who suggested it. I know Frank also came to me about working on a few issues in continuity. We thought it would be a great avenue to explore pushing some of the boundaries of storytelling, in terms of design and shape, etc. I was really starting to get more and more extreme in terms of playing with shapes and sizes of characters - really leaving the level of realism I had gotten from Neal Adams, behind. Frank’s writing was thrilling. It had precisely the emotional and gut wrenching impact that spoke to me.
[Work on Daredevil and Elektra was done] simultaneously. DD was going to be our “minor” magnum opus. Elektra was just something we were going to do in the meantime “to put food on the table”. It turned out to be quite a different scenario altogether. Funny how things work out, eh? As a matter of fact, Frank and I were just laughing about that just today - who knew?
Video installation triple threat. @pro_ject1 #project1grind by @stoptime341
Custom installation for @pro_ject1 Designed by @stoptime341
(at Grind Chicago)
Goodbye to all frogs. Goodbye swamp, goodbye macro, goodbye gloucester, goodbye gorham, goodbye summer, goodbye nini, goodbye moon. Its time to get to work again. (at Ravenswood Park)
One of my favorite actresses, and one of the singular beauties of the silver screen. Love this shot.
65mm Macro Week continues… ‘The Music Written on Wings’
photos by Christopher Andrew