Hiroshi Sugimoto - Theaters (1978-93)
“I’m a habitual self-interlocutor. Around the time I started photographing at the Natural History Museum, one evening I had a near-hallucinatory vision. The question-and-answer session that led to this vision went something like this:
Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?
And the answer: You get a shining screen.
Immediately I sprang to action, experimenting toward realizing this vision. Dressed up as a tourist, I walked into a cheap cinema in the East Village with a large-format camera. As soon as the movie started, I fixed the shutter at a wide-open aperture, and two hours later when the movie finished, I clicked the shutter closed.
That evening, I developed the film, and the vision exploded behind my eyes.”
Started reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King earlier today, already on page 200-something and I love it!
History meme: 3 men - OCTAVIAN AUGUSTUS known to posterity as the Emperor Augustus Caesar, was the first emperor of Rome, the first of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and the adopted son of Julius Caesar. He reformed the Praetorian Guard and laws on marriage and adultery, had the power of a tribune, and was Pontifex Maximus (head priest). He extended the boundaries of the Roman Empire, ensured the Pax Romana, and built up the city of Rome (I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.) Augustus put an end to the already seriously decaying republican system of government. It was under his rule that Varus suffered a disastrous defeat in Teutoberg Wald (9 AD), which put a temporary end to territorial ambition beyond the Rhine. The result of such a situation was the strengthening of the Empire’s borders. Since Octavian failed to produce an heir with his wife Livia, her son Tiberius succeeded him after his death in 14 AD.