Saturday, September 24, 2005


I was delighted to see street photography feature in the Nike Nichols movie “Closer,” a love triangle dark comedy. Street photography is used a metaphor for “love at sight,” as stated my the Natalie Portman character, “It's a lie. It's a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and... all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it's beautiful 'cause that's what they wanna see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone... But the pictures make the world seem beautiful, so... the exhibition is reassuring which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie.” I hope street photography fairs better in other contemporary movies but I doubt it.