I flew to fabulous Milan to meet up with two very private, but extra special friends, The @Giano Sisters. Both of whom have supported, nurtured and encouraged my creativity from its very basic and humble start. As ever, I took my long suffering other half (not really) along for the trip… and he delighted me by, willingly, allowing me to film him for the first time…
My last post here, was a comprehensive and exhausting documentary film I had made about my struggles with creativity, Parallax – in which I documented why I was leaving photography behind to concentrate on other projects, and as much as I have done that, I wasn’t to know that as light slowly dawned back into my world, I would come to realize that creativity is not something that can be picked up, and put back down again.
Creativity is an inner voice, a drive straight out of the unknown, and a process as natural as breathing. So rather, what I was saying goodbye to in that film was the pressure to forge a ‘career’ out of creativity, and the pressure to make money which results from that… and THAT is a drive I can easily leave behind… all I care about is my path toward truth, resonance and light.
Since Parallax, and letting go of those pressures, I began to sound and resonate clearer with that which was around me, in fact, in letting go of those pressures, my creative lifestyle flourished, and this short Milan video carries a great deal of depth, weight and meaning for myself and those around me and my week in magical Milano turned out to be a blessing that I hadn’t seen coming. Alongside learning (the hard way) that Italians do not use a spoon to aid spaghetti consumption, that it is sacrilege to slice pasta with a knife or enter a church wearing a hat, it was completely soul nourishing, re-balancing and excitingly, full of L I G H T…
It whispered, so knowingly – such ideas, inspirations and reassurances, that I am now happily engaged in producing another documentary film about the creative process called ‘JANUS’. Out of which will come a music video, entitled ‘Gone Beyond’… and to that end I am working tightly with my brother from another Isaiah, who very generously let me loose within his musical archives. He is also creating the soundtrack to my film, which is very exciting for me and with his huge talent, ability and sensibility we are resonating perfectly… ART for the LOVE of art, nothing more.
I hope you like our marriage of sound and vision – More to come soon !
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