Our first morning JP (John Paul Caponigro) instructed us to find the story. He told us we should go so far as to write it down. Of course I cringed inside. Writing goes deep, it requires engagement of muscles that I seldom use.
But I did it.
After that first round of shooting, while I was waiting for the last couple people to finish I wrote the following:
nouns – actors
verbs – actions
- acted upon
The Literal Story
The Virtual Story
The process of accumulation and erosion
Building up then tearing down
Slow, constant change
The beauty of ruined structures
I felt majesty – someone used the term temple and that felt right
The awesome majesty you feel as you approach these structures is what the builders of the cathedrals attempted to capture.
They captured some of that feeling – but these structures eclipse those.
Sounds of scuffling feet, tripod clinks and the chitter of the swallows in the cliffs, swirling around above as they chase one another.