Couple of my favorite dudes! Daniel Stern in his post-Home Alone, pre-Bushwhacked era, and Michael Caine during his Educating Rita era (Gene Wilder would fit nicely among them as well).
It might be an odd pairing, but together (by their mannerisms and appearance) they remind me of a man I’ve known in my own life. I haven’t seen or talked with him in over two years now and I miss him an awful lot, but that’s life I suppose.
There are far too many nice things to say about these two, by their work and just as they are. Daniel Stern is a living embodiment of goofy and I find him endlessly endearing. I wouldn’t mind sharing a couple of “Snowbawls” (sans the Mawrlberos) with him and just talk about his art, haha!
Michael Caine is well known for being a suave cool-cat, but what gets me is how gentle he is. Every move he makes is so deliberate, and the looks he gives: head tilted slightly, looking down from his soft heavily-lidded eyes, gently saying a reassuring sentiment…you just know everything’s gonna be alright. I could sit quietly for hours just listening to him tell me stories.
Hey, maybe if this happened more often Norman’s Dad wouldn’t have been such a intolerant hard-ass all the time, haha. (Though these two are married…inevitably signifying this probably NEVER happens. Hahaha I kid, I kid.)
IN OTHER NEWS: I love the caricatured stereotypes in this film, absolutely spot on. Anyone else get the impression that the main five were inspired by Scooby-doo and the Goonies? (C’mon, Neil SO channels Chunk, amirite?)
A couple years ago I discovered Kevin Russ on Flickr. I love his portrait work and his use of natural light. I hadn’t seen much from him on Flickr in a while and just the other day I found out why. Kevin has been traveling the United States, shooting landscape photography with just his iPhone, and living off the print sales.
I must admit I am jealous of Kevin’s current life. He hops in his car, looks at a map of places he wants to go in this country, and takes off. When he gets there he photographs what he sees, predominantly landscapes and nature, and most of which he shoots on his iPhone. He is a contributor to iStockphoto as well as sells his prints on his Society 6 page. Check out his work, in my opinion it is absolutely beautiful. He also has a new flickr for his mobile photos, check it out! I think his work is a prime example of the fact that it isn’t about the camera, it’s about the photographer.