For Magnum On Set I wrote about Dennis Stock’s photographs of Grace Kelly and the filming of High Society:
I had the great pleasure of interviewing the iconic photographer Elliott Landy for Magnum Photos: (click to read!)
August was hot. Work was slow. I took a week mid-month and devoured book after book. Six in two weeks, sometimes one per day, which is a record for me. Here is what I read, mostly music-oriented books; if you know me and my interests, you’ll understand.
Three years ago, we lost a screaming angel.
He had that voice, a voice that could tear you apart while comforting you at the same time.
Seeing Linkin Park for the first time, on MTV in 2000, it was impossible not to be floored by the gentle-looking blonde boy infusing his lyrics with all the pain he had endured, and would continue to endure throughout his life. A talented, young, brilliant musician. A tragic, heart-wrenching death.
RIP Chester, you are so very missed.
”I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.”
Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry.
Cinemas may be closed but drive-ins are booming. In May, I wrote about the magic of drive-in cinemas for Magnum Photos:
In March I wrote about Dennis Stock’s behind the scenes photos of American Graffiti (one of my favourite movies) for Magnum Photos‘ ‘Magnum on Set’ series. It was such a joy writing this piece:
I reviewed the lovely illustrated book Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo, by Lucy Brownridge (writer), Sandra Dieckmann (Illustrator) from Quarto Books over at Women Write About Comics.
I wrote about ‘Detroit Rock City’, a movie that I have watched more times than I recall, for Crooked Marquee!