Sunday, August 8, 2010

despair and die

Above is photographer Alex Prager's first foray into film, a short piece called Despair. It's packed with visual references to Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes. Observe:


Not a bad thing in my books. Not a bad thing at all. 

And I do quite enjoy some of Prager's photos:

It is with some confuddlement, therefore, that I admit that I find Despair not so great. Its beauty is made redundant by the existence of Mad Men.

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