More snow is due tomorrow, public school is closed. Reading Anton Chekhov on David’s recommendation--some of these I’ve read before, but the majority of the short stories are new to me. Something about reading Chekhov puts one in a mood. The stories pry into all manner of human flaws and vanities, and it is impossible not to see and suspect your own among them. Special punishments await the characters who use philosophy to justify their own indifference, apathy or cruelty; sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between these three.
Last few shoots have yielded slightly underwhelming results, Oliver modeled for me on this shot a few weeks ago, but only in a desultory way. Next time I hope to find him more amenable. This weekend I plan to work on a shot of a box folding and unfolding. It is something I have tried before, but still haven’t got it right..hopefully this next shoot will yield satisfactory results.