Many years ago, right around the time I began to understand the power of movies I discovered Bladerunner. The visuals and mood of this incredible story blew my mind. In the age of practical effects this movie dazzled with its use of mood and lighting. Character is defined as
the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
In Bladerunner the world of Phillip K. Dick is a character in the most subversive way. I devoured the works of Phillip K. Dick after viewing the visual depiction of Do Andrioid's dream of electric sheep. Over the years I would return to the world brought to life by Ridley Scott to imagine what the rainy streets and severe pyramids contained. With the arrival of BladeRunner 2049 I was again granted access to this dizzying cacophony of light and shadow, sand and rain. The cinematography of Roger Deakins was stunning and pieces of art graced the screen at every turn.
Only over the last few years have my creative vision and technical know how have given me the toolkit to bring my visions to life. With this movie I felt immediately inspired to create a tribute in my own humble way to a story and world that has been a major factor in inspiring my work and my method of thinking. I'm hoping to translate this self-portrait series into a more robust series in the coming year. I felt that my first session of 2018 would be the catalyst for a year of more conceptual projects.
I thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and I welcome you to comment below with a movie that has inspired you creatively or served as a motivation in your life. Best, Jason
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."-Roy Batty