director / electrician / stagehand designer / stage manager / dramaturg / theatrical hustler. From Chicago, IL. Getting by in the local storefront theater scene.

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Stealing Moments on Set with @simonchaudoir

To see more playful portraits, follow @simonchaudoir.

The Instagram photos of a fellow film director first inspired Simon Chaudoir’s (@simonchaudoir) playful, sometimes macabre, portraits. “For a long time I had the image in my mind of myself lying on a studio floor having been crushed by a falling lamp,” explains Simon, who leads a harried, globetrotting life directing music videos and commercials. “It expressed something that I felt about my working life. I realized that Instagram gave me the platform to explore such images.”

With filmmaking equipment and backdrops at his disposal, Simon crafts jarring photos that draw from elements of Renaissance paintings, surrealist photography and the avant-garde. “Way, way, back I studied Fine Art,” says Simon of his university years. “This was the first time since then that I had the pleasure of producing something purely for my own pleasure and amusement.”

“Sometimes when I accept a job, knowing the equipment that’s going to be used and the people involved, I’ve already conceived what the picture of the day will be,” he says. But the photos themselves tend to come together quickly. “All my pictures are taken in snatched moments when I am working for other people,” he says, “lunch-breaks, lulls in shooting or when we wrap.”

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uutpoetry:

Still Missing
apocolypsemambo
It’s when you’re trying to talk about God and you don’t know how that you discover another city is possible,
where the only facts that exist, exist as incidental music from forgotten movies,
or as retweets of movie quotes (e.g., “The life of a repo man is always intense”).
Even whales drink milk there, and the statue of John the Baptist outside a church searches in the bushes for his missing head.
art by JohnMoProductions

uutpoetry:

Still Missing

apocolypsemambo

It’s when you’re trying
to talk about God
and you don’t know how
that you discover
another city is possible,

where the only facts
that exist, exist
as incidental music
from forgotten movies,

or as retweets
of movie quotes (e.g.,
“The life of a repo man
is always intense”).

Even whales
drink milk there,
and the statue
of John the Baptist
outside a church
searches in the bushes
for his missing head.

art by JohnMoProductions