10/11/2014

Inspired By: "Shooting the past"



It's again the 10th of the month and time for the "Inspired by" creation! But what is Inspired by? Every month awesome Marsha and I choose a subject to be inspired by. It can be a movie (link)an item (link)a designer (link), a painting (link) or a piece of music (link). Then we make something inspired by that theme or a piece of art and share it with you and each other on the 10th of the month.

 

Let me tell you about something amazing and captivating. I guess I was in my teens as I recall still living with my parents when I stumbled on the paper that in the evening the first episode of a miniseries called "Shooting the Past" was airing in Finnish tv. The review spoke highly of it and as it was a BBC production (which is usually mark for something brilliant) I thought to tone in that evening. I then forget the thing and missed the beginning but boy, what a series it was!

The moment I opened the TV and started watching I was hooked. The story in the series itself isn't the biggest part though it's really thought provoking, too, but the main point to me were the old black and white photos. I'm still getting shivers and goosebumps while writing this! I mean if you share a love for old photos, good stories and enjoy visual candies, I urge you to rent or buy this! Absolutely, mindblowingly stunning! Or at least I think so. You might want to see what Marsha thought before you start running to the store, though.

"Shooting the Past" is directed by Stephen Poliakoff and tell a story of modern world colliding with that of quite a stopped world of a photo collection. There's extraordinary people working in the collection and old photos play a big part in the narrative. There's even a murder mystery in the series. If you want to know more about the mini series, here's a link for you to the IMDb and Wikipedia. But be warned that there might be spoilers there!


Here's my take on the subject. Let me explain my though chain. What the series is to me are of course the beautiful photos but also that there's stories in them. The photos tell and store memories, they explain them and turn them into little illustrated bits. So I wanted to do two things inspired by the mini series - tell a story with all its phases and also take a series of photos. 

The story teller in the series takes a multitude of selfies along the narration so I wanted to repeat that. But as I order the prints from my pictures and don't own a photo printer myself, I didn't want to use the photos I took in the creation itself. So I made the page and then one night put up the tripod while I was editing a video in my computer and used a remote to shoot the photos. Underneath is just a few I chose. What I found out is that I'm really expressive even if my counterpart is an inanimate thing like a computer.

   


But back to the page itself. I used a selfie in that too. But the story it tells is how I got to know Andi Kravljaca. As the journaling is in Finnish I'll share a few points from there. 

It all started when I first heard the new Turisas record. Yes, Turisas, again. But wait! As I came to like it really much, I wanted to attend a show they played live and in one such an occasion, Thaurorod was there, too. I took photos of all the bands playing and then tweeted them during the evening. While heading home I noticed my photo been retweeted by this fellow called Andi Kravljaca. I then learned that he was the singer I was admiring on the stage a bit earlier. He was so energetic and really kept the show going. I had already based on that to check out their new album and started to follow him on Twitter. To my great amazement he followed me back! We exchanged a tweet every now and then and then one time got talking about musicals and he shared his version of a song from Jesus Christ Superstar. I absolutely loved it and listened to the track over and over again during the night. The day after that I learned that he hadn't shared that online before. I was so in awe and amazed. I wish that one day I'll meet him face to face and can give him the guitar I made inspired by Thaurorod. 

It's really amazing how you really meet people, how one thing leads to another and how a kind of "butterfly effect" works. I think I need to make more pages like this, more pages about how I have met some people as those stories are wonderful, I think. What do you think?

As I wanted to have a big space for my journaling I clustered all the other elements to one corner and kept the color palette quite natural and muted. The main point in this layout is the journaling. Besides the urge to tell a story, I also used the "Shooting the Past" in a more concrete way as inspiration - the flair is inspired by the old black and white photos in the series. 

Thank you for stopping by today! If you have the chance, I highly recommend the "Shooting the Past" for anyone! But now over to Marsha to see what she did! Click click!


Materials: 7 Dots Studios, Tattered Angels, 3rd Eye, Epiphany Crafts, Canvas Corp, Carabelle Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Design Memory Craft

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout and a fabulous subject! I must go look this program up! :-)

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    1. Thank you Lou! I urge you to do so! It really made an impact on me!

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  2. Hey! Wonderful, wonderful layout! I love that you reserved such a large part for the journaling. I love the idea of the series of selfies too... I have done some of myself last week (or the week before?), but I never made the connection with STP! It is interesting to see that you've chosen to use a 'selfie' with this story. Maybe it's because I don't read Finnish, but I could have never guessed the journaling is about Andi Kravljaca. (And BTW I totally watched some of his YouTube videos this morning!)

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  3. Ok so now I am intrigued I am going to have to get hold of that series and take a look I am a sucker for series.... I love that you journalled directly onto the layout too.... fabulous

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