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scotch and aperture
pinhole camera

an old country scotch
glenfiddich and new lumix
with a leica lens

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Have you ever seen La Belle Noiseuse?

Watched it tonight (Netflix) and thought of you. A slow-moving French flick revolving around an artist and his model.
La Belle Noiseuse (Divertimento) is a 1991 film directed by Jacques Rivette and starring Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, and Emmanuelle Béart. Its title means "The Beautiful Troublemaker". The film is loosely adapted from the short story "The Unknown Masterpiece" by the nineteenth-century French writer Honoré de Balzac.
The plot concerns a famous but reclusive painter, Frenhofer (Piccoli), who lives quietly with his wife and former model (Birkin) in a large château in rural Provence. When a young artist visits him with his girlfriend Marianne (Béart), Frenhofer is inspired to commence work once more on a painting he long ago abandoned - La Belle Noiseuse - using Marianne as his model. The film painstakingly explores Frenhofer's creative rebirth, using lengthy real-time takes of the artist's hand (provided by Bernard Dufour) working on the canvas.

The life of an artist is not easy.

oops, last sentence should not have been included in blockquote: the life of an artist is not easy, by any stretch of the mental gymnastics.

I returned the camera. It was too bulky for my improv photog.

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