Michael Creese, Panda Surfer (2014), oil on canvas.
"To me, I have to say this from the beginning, the close-up, the correctly illuminated, directed and acted close-up of an actor is and remains the height of cinematography. There is nothing better. That incredibly strange and mysterious contact you can suddenly experience with another soul through an actor’s gaze. A sudden thought, blood that drains away or blood that pumps into the face, the trembling nostrils, the suddenly shiny complexion or mute silence, that is to me some of the most incredible and fascinating moments you will ever experience." (1964)
"I would like once in my life to make a 120-minute picture with just one close-up. I think it’s impossible, but I would love to do it once. To have the right actor and to have the talent to accomplish this. It would be the most fascinating experience of all, just to look with the camera. I am a voyeur. To look at somebody, to find out how the skin changes, the eyes, how all those muscles change the whole time—the lips—to me it’s always a drama." (1980)
— Ingmar Bergman
MISTER FANTASTIC c.1974
Rich Buckler (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks) & George Roussos (colors)
It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.
But then the demon, much too soon,
Returned one Sunday afternoon
Majora’s Mask Tattoo by Will Ralston
Oddity Tattoo Sarasota, FL
Lily Donaldson in Hussein Chalayan’s wooden table dress from f/w 2000, photographed by Nick Knight for Vogue UK, December 2008