Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Parenthood


On this will hurt me, extraordinary photos by a father of his two young sons.

On flickr, Laura Ferrara's lovely narrative of letting go.

For myself, "restoring" old photos is an ideal activity when visiting my father while we watch some old film without too many ellipses or actors with similar hair colors - no, it's not because he's old, he's one of those people who doesn't register faces. We need to put "You Kill Me"on the Netflix list because there's no way he can confuse Ben Kingsley with Tea Leoni. Also I'd watch it just to see that sideways head nod Ben Kingsley does in an early scene with Luke Wilson.

15 comments:

Jasmine said...

The trailer is so funny :)

ArtSparker said...

J - Did you check out the supporting cast? To die for!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

omg what a cast!! this does it i'm now signing up for netflix!

ArtSparker said...

Mouse, Yay, glad to assist in getting Ben Kingsley noticed - I think he could go far.

ger said...

They would have had fun being "restored" while alive I´m sure...

ArtSparker said...

Yes, I suppose it's a weird being kind to the inanimate - they are such a deeply skeptical looking bunch, it was fun to bring a bit of life to them.

Cláudia said...

The pictures in This will hurt me are stunning, but what I like most is their caption.

"I love mankind; it's people I can't stand" - very Linda Freeman, isn't it?

Laura Ferrara's draw is a perfect picture of my life now.

Ben Kingsley and Luke Wilson are hot!

Sepia - now I know, thank you!

Tom said...

restored...perfect. Kind of like drawing mustaches and eyeglasses on the models in magazines.

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia- I thought of you when I looked at the Laura Ferrara drawing.

Tom - but way classier.

Megan said...

Kris' blog is amazing, isn't it?

I will add this film to my queue, tout suite!

Celeste Bergin said...

Embellishing old photos has to be fun while hanging out with your Dad...and "You Kill Me" is an interesting movie..I remember it. Ben Kingsley makes such a good "oddball!"

matt dawson said...

These augmented photos are marvelous (I love the baby from a previous post). On the Carroll theme, have you seen that sepia photo of him with the skeletons...? Surely a must for you to manipulate...?! I cannot wait to see your blurb book, thanks so much for the tip on that site. I've been thinking of doing a book through iphoto with apple, might have a rethink with using blurb. I'm with you on the Tim Burton Alice film. I love his early stuff (Beetlejuice and Nightmare Before Christmas are inspirational) but it's been hit and miss of late. I've seen the Svankmeyer Alice years ago but am holding off on watching it till I've finally done my Jabberwocky. Keep flying the true Alice flag, your work is a constant inspiration!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Love the new auras you gave to the personalities. Enlightening perspective! -j

Fiona said...

We have so many old photos around. I will look at them anew now. BTW I like that you don't accept awards. If you have time hop over to my blog www.tizduster.typepad.com and see my latest post on the subject. I'm also going to add you to my blogroll. Keep up the good work.

Ribbon said...

Intriguing!