Over a short period of time since this blog has been on the air, we together have shared and aired opinions, met unheard of artists and a thousand other subjects under the sun.
Which is good….it is exactly the reason why I wanted to create an open forum for all kinds of artists, and it looks like we’re on the right track!
Today, I want to bring to you just a little bumpf about another virtually unknown guy (unknown within the field of film photography anyways).
Yet again, I have to thank Lisa at the Smile Diner ( W Pender St, Vancouver) for allowing me and my friends to sit at her premises, get her running around us like a busy bee, ferrying coffees, teas, ice creams and whatever (almost) other unlikely food requests our little gathering asks for! For it is there where we talk about things…sex, drugs, politics, definitely NOT religion, the arts etc etc.
And during just such a meeting a few days ago, one of the guys mentioned Leighton Pierce, a multi-talented artist.
LP originally qualified in ceramics and music composition, and later shifted his interests to film making. In fact, the main reason why LP drifted into film making was due to his frustration at his musical compositions not having a visible component to them.
I didn’t pay much attention when I first heard about him, but several days later, after researching his work, I realised that here is an artist in the truest sense of the word…an artist not in one discipline, but several.
There is something mysterious about his shots, something within them that asks us to take a second look, and it is only then that you start to see what he is trying to convey….surely what every artist seeks to have his/her audience do.
And his work has come to the attention of all the right organisations, including The Cinematheque Francaise and Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Sheldon Art Museum and La Viola Bank Gallery in New York, USA to name a few.
Here is a sample of his work…I’m sure you will like it:
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