Circus People, c. 1929-30
I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I have lost."
IMDb The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) - Quotes - IMDb
Gita Samuels: You’re in a fine state! God, has someone cut your tongue off? Why do you get like this? Is it the altitude you’re in- or is it something you’ve eaten?
“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” ― Man Ray
…such a wonderful quote. made me stop to consider; inspiration over information.
Irving Penn - Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, New York, 1947
Just before he died, Moebius was hired by the French town/commune of Montrouge to design an elaborate mural for the cultural center within their primary governmental building(I apologize, but I’m not particularly clear on the regional nomenclature concerning these things). He died before the painting began, but the mural team 7th Sense completed it in September of 2012. It is 170 square meters(about 550 feet)… and I mean just look at this thing.
Here you can watch footage of the opening, which includes a brief talk with Isabelle Giraud(in French), Moebius’ widow.
John Malkovich, 2004
A man shipwrecked! He must be saved at any price!
Alphonse de Neuville from Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty thousand leagues under the seas), by Jules Verne, Paris, 1871.