10 minutes ago
this esoteric subject was one of my first shoots. 30 years ago for wire.
the avant-garde polish composer and conductor whose work featured in the shining and the exorcist, has died at the age of 86.
he was rehearsing at the barbican and the signature shrieking strings of the orchestra were making me more and more tense.
when at last, i got my 5 minutes, it felt like my nose was running.
i looked down and my hasselblad, the tripod and the wooden floor were covered in blood.
it must have looked like a scene from one of the many horror films he scored over his lengthy career.
i only took 2 rolls of technical pan (which i developed in agfa rodinal to get extreme contrast) before the staff intervened and insisted i see a nurse.