Saturday, April 26, 2008










I spent all day with Clarence White, 66, in his apartment in the Paquin Towers as a part of a workshop with Danny Wilcox Frazier. What an amazing, heartbreaking day. Clarence waited all day for his girlfriend to show up, so he and I spent hours watching TV and talking and then sometimes just sitting in silence. She never showed. He never left the apartment.
I loved Frazier's advice to me midday when I came back from the first hours of sitting: to shoot darker, if it felt right. Now, exhausted and a little sad, I look forward to making it back to Clarence (most people call him Dan) to see if there isn't some facet of his life that brings him some joy. The above are images taken in a day, inside his apartment.

I'll post links soon to other people's work as a part of this workshop.

10 comments:

Emily Sussman said...

The second one...oh my god, that's amazing. All of them are.

katie said...

amanda... these are so beautiful. you did a great job.

Scott Strazzante said...

Fabulous...sometimes photos of people not doing anything say everything

Anjali Pinto said...

outstanding!! you're an inspiration!

Steve Bartel said...

Have you read/seen Beckett's Waiting For Godot? It's a play about people waiting for someone who never comes' arrival - a play about nothing happening and its brilliant.

You have that here, this is so much without having any plot to work with. I totally feel this guy. Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding.

Ann Hermes said...

The textures and quality of light are so amazing here.

::: Eddie QuiƱones ::: said...

These are all great Amanda.

steveremich said...

The profile of him smoking is gorgeous. Nice work overall too.

cindyphoto1 said...

these are spectacular

JOE(Y) said...

Amanda,
Exploring your blog for the first time...man, this is some really nice work. Things look like they're really coming along for you. You should be proud.
Cheers,
Joe(y)