September 4, 2004

The Woman in the Hefty Bag Speaks

hurricane_garbagebag_dechillo.jpg"We are starting to go buggy, just getting on one another's nerves," Mrs Mildred Mauney, 81, told The New York Times, after spending the night with some strangers in a classroom-turned-shelter in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Whatever, Millie. Join the club. Mrs. Mauney's must-have accessory for evacuating their mobile home, an inflated trash bag, reminded me of a Bill Cunningham snap of hard-core fashion muse Isabella Blow that was used to illustrate a NYT street photography story in 2002.

I can't believe that just two years ago, I would've mused so hard on Walter Benjamin, Jean Paul Gaultier, "accidental" street photography, and documentary film staging.

"Well, you have to be a nut, kid." [greg.org, oct. 2002]

Since 2001 here at greg.org, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting greg.org that time.

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