Heavy Boots is inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2005). This narrative follows a young boy named Oskar Schell in present day New York – two years after 9/11. After his beloved father dies in the tragic event, Oskar journeys through out the city in search of information concerning his complex family. In times of great worry or anxiety, Oskar experiences what he calls “heavy boots.”
Category Archives: Literary Photography
“Max Ferrer (Woodsman)”
“‘The Crooked Man’s lair was much larger…’”
“Alan Strang‘s Nugget”
The Fields of Lost Things is a 2011 collection inspired by the themes of John Connolly’s “The Book of Lost Things” (2006). Creatively directed and assisted by Max Ferrer, this group of photographs explores the abandonment, quiet, and unnoticed moments of suburban grit. Taking into account Natural elements and different levels of human interference The Fields of Lost Things attempts to portray the emotional range of Connolly’s protagonist, David, in most of the photographs. Through the collection there are also overlapping references to another child-lens of Peter Shaffer‘s Alan Strang from the theatrical play, “Equus” (1973).
Photos shown are a sample of the entire collection.
Excerpt from “The Book of Lost Things”…
“…Remember though, that nothing comes without a coast…There is a price to be paid for everything, and it is a good idea to find out that price before you make the agreement. Your friend the Woodsman called his fellow a trickster, and if that is what he is, then nothing he says is entirely to be trusted. Be careful in striking a bargain with him and listen closely to his words, for he will say less than he means and conceal more than he reveals.”
“Who are you”
“Watching the Cat”
Collection: Rabbit Hole is a Naturally inspired collection shot in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Designed in June 2010, it hopes to recreate the consumption and disorientation of the whimsical world of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The literary piece, designed with a rhetoric of abstract distortion and 19th Century propaganda, uses the child-lens of the Carroll’s protagonist, Alice.
This photographic collection based off of the narrative is a further attempt to look into the Natural world and ecological relationship while enveloping humanity. It is designed to use the Natural world as an overwhelming experience that manipulates human perception.
Excerpt from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”…
Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.
The Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.
Alice: How do you know I’m mad?
The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn’t have come here.
Alice: And how do you know that you’re mad?
The Cat: To begin with, a dog’s not mad. You grant that?
Alice: I suppose so,
The Cat: Well, then, you see, a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. Therefore I’m mad.
Model: Peri Roxanne Farbstein