'It deepens like a coastal shelf…'
‘…Get out as early as you can. And don’t have any kids yourself’ Unless you subscribe to Phillip Larkin‘s particularly dour view of the world, it is difficult not to be moved by CJ Clarke’s winning entry in the BJP’s inaugural Open Shutter Prize
One of the judges, Dominique Green, is quoted in the BJP as saying the film ‘…is clearly done by a photographer. It’s one that takes a step towards a new visual language that marries photography and film.’ I can only agree. The succession of stills; from baked beans to rice crispies to cigarette butt, slow you down and convey the experience of living in Cody’s world in what seems like a paradoxical 86 seconds.
The full BJP article is here and the full Mother and Daughter film can be seen on CJ Clarke’s website here