Wednesday, August 13, 2008

grateful


"rat and mike with a gun" by mary ellen mark

-i love mary ellen mark
-her book of portraits is one of my favorite possessions
-her photos are the most honest things i have ever seen
-i wish the people in her photos could talk so i could know their story
-i recently found out that her husband filmed many of the same people she photographed
-one of his projects was a film about street kids from seattle
-most of the film was shot around the 2nd & pike area which happens to be the tourist gateway to seattle. this area is still grimey as hell....but no where near as scuzzy as when this film was shot
-it is really sad and makes me thankful for my "normal" life
-its called "steetwise" and is now availiable on youtube in its entirety here



1 comments:

Jim Branigan said...

Looks like your wish came true through Mary's husband.

I'm excited to check this out. Will report back when finished.

PEACE