Thursday, September 30, 2010
Am I reminiscing again because tomorrow I'll be 52 ? No way, don't look back, there's too much ahead. No, I was filing negatives when this one slipped out of a pile. One of my very very first photograph at the end of the 80's when I was still a painter. I had got an order from a string quartet festival of an image to illustrate a poster and I couldn't think of anything else but use one of my installations, the painted cardboard, a cello bow I borrowed somewhere and take a picture of it. In my mind I had decided to quit painting but wasn't a photographer yet so this picture is the "in between", one of my first steps and as such full of passion. When printed, the full negative as shown here was cropped on the sides. Today I would resent that.