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.
Chester Bennington, March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017.
”I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.”
Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry.
Photo by Mick Rock, 1978.
Cinemas may be closed but drive-ins are booming. In May, I wrote about the magic of drive-in cinemas for
Marilyn Silverstone An attendant handing out a loudspeaker to customers of the drive-in. Near Rome. Italy. 1956. © Marilyn Silverstone | 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:
Dennis Stock Actor Charles Martin Smith on the set of “American Graffiti,” filmed in and around the Bay Area. California. USA. 1972. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos
I reviewed the lovely illustrated book
, by Lucy Brownridge (writer), Sandra Dieckmann (Illustrator) from Quarto Books over at Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo Women Write About Comics.
I wrote about ‘Detroit Rock City’, a movie that I have watched more times than I recall, for
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Magnum Photos I wrote about W. Eugene’s Smith moving photographs of Charlie Chaplin as he made Limelight (1952), the most personal film of his career:
Photo by W. Eugene Smoth (1952)
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Women Write About Comics, I wrote a very fun piece about the intersection of art, fashion, and comics in the Birds of Prey movie posters.
I wrote about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s evocative dance photographs for Magnum Photos :
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