Our first tentative talk. Making my first feature is a time-consuming and weird process. I’m in the doorpost of a building that I don’t know. I meet people I have never met. I have to follow rules that I don’t know. I use words that are strange to me. And planning’s get postponed time after time. But every time I do a little step. Today I met a cameraman who makes beautiful work. There is something in his work, which makes him different from others. I can’t put my finger on it but he shoots images, colour and movements in a way that I have to look. His work (done with many different directors from all over the world) triggers something on my retina.
We only talked about Africa and Bombay. About driving cars through the desert and eating food from vendors on the streets. It was our first tentative talk.