“I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable.” – David Lynch
“Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.” – Special Agent Dale Cooper.
I’ve just reviewed David Lynch’s photography exhibition ‘Small Stories’, which is showing at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, for Studio International. It gave me a bit of scope to talk about Lynch who has been one of the architects of my dreams and nightmares, and I’m sure yours, since chancing upon Twin Peaks as an impressionable child. After writing it, I remembered some notes I’d scribbled down about cryptids, Tesla taking photos of dreams, Lynch’s use of sound in his films, his eye of the duck theory and the speeds of rooms but we’ll save those, and other incoherences, for another day.
I recommend you watch the video above from the man himself as an introduction (and check out the exhibition if you can) while I get back to this damn good coffee.