Sunday, August 12, 2007

August 12, 2007

Mid 80s - Hot in and out of the sun today.

The brightness of the sun is reminiscent of student film lighting. Or maybe television news anchor lighting. No matter where people are - should I say no matter where they are staged or blocked or directed - a vicious keylight blasts out the tops of their shoulders and casts undereye shadows. It's artificially dramatic and unflattering to reality.

The Los Angeles sun sets no stage for complex emotions. You can't cry here in this lighting, on this day, with this sunshine, feeling this breeze, in front of these people and those palm trees at the Long Beach airport.

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