Matt showing me some of his work – recent and not so recent. I’m a pretty tough sell when it comes to viewing other people’s work, and I’m equally tough on myself, but Matt always knocks me out with a few images. I saw a few today that were so iconic – they could easily be made into stamps, or shown at the fanciest museum in town. And I can harp on the point about photography lessons, but I’m sure that he could never teach the important part of what he does.
Anyway, sometimes when I’m daydreaming I pretend that I’m a philanthropist – and that I get to spend my life searching for unrecognized artists. They don’t even have to apply for a grant, I would find them somehow and magically transform their lives by not only giving them as much money as they need, but more importantly by introducing them to the people who can give you the super leg up. What a great job that would be. I think there was a t.v. show in the 50’s that was sort of like that. No, not queen for a day – but a guy with a lot of loot that would simply find worthy people and give them money. Sometimes it’d help ’em – and sometimes not so much. It may have been Gene Barry…
But don’t you think that would be a great way to spend one’s life?
Well all I can do is give my friend a little BUMP. CHECK HIM OUT ON FLICKR.
And yes – he is still a film guy.