Friday, October 21, 2011
Jonathan Saunders by Alison McCreary
These 7 Days, These 7 Nights, In This Order Of Things from Jonathan Saunders on Vimeo.
I was in NYC for a very simple photography story I was sent there to work on. Sitting in a booth at the Howard Johnson's in Times Square, I stand to shake hands with Jonathan Saunders, meeting him for the first time. The evening ends at The Carousel Club, and I then walk back to my hotel when that place closes. I still have some money left...I'm going to stay out a while, he says as we say goodbye.
Jonathan moves to Texas and I try to interview him for my blog. The results are unpublish-able. Too personal, too complex, nothing that really seemed to fit into some idea I had of getting into his head about the move. Too many thoughts and ideas and I wanted like...the elevator pitch, the sound bite.
Allison McCreary reaches out to Jonathan for Photographers On Photography and really does what I could not: gets into his head and heart and deep into the creative process. I think it took them a year.
A year well spent. Read it all...every last word... HERE.