Here’s a peek at me working on a recent commission – a Bolex Paillard 18-5 8MM film projector form the early 1960s.
Last year I started painting film projectors after years of seeing them in vintage and antique stores. They have all the trappings of a subject I like to paint.
The reels all have these unique designs. The repeating pie shapes, the circular repetition, the repeating lines on the lamp housing.
The dials, knobs, levers, switches, gears, springs and buttons give the paintings a tactile sensation.
I received this Polaroid SX-70 as a gift — always a great way to come up with an idea for a painting.
Three 8mm Cameras, from when compact holiday cameras were made of cast iron and weighed 12 pounds.