Friday, July 24, 2009


While writing, I always try to use musical touchstones, played in the background, that any words on the page have to try and measure up to. The litmus test being emotion.

But (further to my previous link to David Alan Harvey) when I falter or pause or procrastinate, these are some of the photographic touchstones I rely on.

Is what's on the page as steely as Boogie?

Is it as warm as Rachael Cassells?

Is it as unflinching as Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin?

Is it as evocative as Alex Webb?

Is it as expansive as Nuri Bilge Ceylan?

Does it have as much fun and swagger as Tod Seelie?

Yep, Rhys. Good luck with that.

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