Do those that surround us trust us? Do we trust those that surround us? Organizations can get in the way of their people. Trust, or mistrust can shape an entire culture and in doing so can define the very experience of being there.
‘What on earth are you doing here?’ came the voice. ‘I don’t know. i just don’t know’ came his answer. ‘What on earth are you doing here, on earth?’ came the voice again.
‘… you think you have a map in your hand that’s going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you’re holding isn’t helping. It’s somebody else’s map. It’s somebody else’s markings on it.’
I’m in an entrance hall. And I look towards the furthest doorway. I see her. She looks up. And immediately casts her eyes downwards. She assumes that I can see her. I can. But what she believes I can see, she is ashamed of. She doesn’t wish for it to be seen.
This is a film about the depths of a journey through cancer. Maybe everything we need in life is right in front of us, yet we choose not to see it. Maybe life shakes us until we wake up to what we really are. And maybe if we don’t take notice, the shaking gets stronger and stronger.
Might the experience of a photographic portrait be best finding you, not you it? Like the experience of music. Music that fills the atmosphere without any requirement to understand it. Might it simply be the other way around? The experience is to find you across a clear and hallowed space. These simple guidelines might help.