Seekae - Void
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And when the box opens, I return to this presence like a stranger in a primitive land.
Back in 2010 I ran across a video of craftsmen in Alabama for a personal project. One of these craftsmen was Gene Ivey, a master fiddle maker. I contacted him to ask if I could stop by his studio and shoot his portrait and still lifes. He couldn’t have been any nicer. I learned today that Mr. Ivey passed away. I cannot express how lucky I feel to have spent a few hours with him. This man was a very special person, one of a kind.
I did a small little write up about my experience with him on my older blog. And you can watch the video of him here. Skip to 1:10 for his portion.
"One of my favourites, and I worked very hard on it. I never liked drawing standard heroine pictures of Nausicaa looking cheerful. I couldn’t draw her disconnected from the story. Nausicaa looking out of the picture and smiling just seemed wrong to me. When she’s alone, I always imagined her looking very unapproachable. Not because she was intimidating, but because of a quiet isolation, like she wasn’t part of her surroundings at all."
- Hayao Miyazaki