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ShipWreck-Balázs Turós

0,4,12,22。

 

每个气温低至0°的夜。

4个月的奔走来回。

12次拿起相机埋头前进。

给自己22岁的生日礼物。

 

 2013年秋天,我认识了Bálazs,一名23岁除了梦想一无所有的匈牙利摄影师。他告诉我他想拍一个沉船的胶片系列摄影,兴奋的向我展示基本完善的准备工作,就只缺一个愿意帮他记录下来整个拍摄的过程的人,我说我来吧。那大概是我做过的最笃定的决定之一,毕竟当时也没想到会这么难。

 

11月的英国已经很冷了。每次出发前Bálazs会骑车到我家楼下叫我,我会笑他就差一把吉他一束玫瑰了。有时他还会提前邀请我到他家为我做一顿匈牙利餐,吃得暖暖的再上路。因拍摄特殊性,每张照片必须在夜间完成,拍摄一张照片大概花费3-5小时,地点在几个不同的沉船搁浅的海边,我们没有车没有多余的帮手,甚至没有能否成功完成的自信。只有一群我行我素的初生牛犊,和怀揣着的要一路走到底的任性。

 

我们唯一的交通工具是自行车,车还是我生拉硬拽从朋友那儿顺过来的,加上扛着各种器材,经常还没骑到目的地我就累了。Bálazs有种能力让我那可怜儿脾气无处释放 ­—— 每次到达有沉船的目的地都会让我感到大脑突然被来了一针肾上腺素而引发视觉高潮了。

 

夜里的海边就更冷了,冷到好像风吹进了骨松质的每个小孔里。眼前是各种长满青苔的旧沉船,每踏出的下一步都不知道会不会就刚好踩进沼泽地里最湿的部分。我想象了无数个自己会怎样死掉的场景,最可能的死法就是陷入沼泽里窒息而亡,但我一定会把相机举得高高的,希望它不会随我一起被淹没。

 

片子剪完后我邀请Bálazs吃了全大不列颠最正宗的川菜 —— 好娃私房菜,我基本把能做的菜都做了一通,甚至拿出了我舍不得吃的常年存货香肠腊肉。结果他最喜欢的是一盘干煸土豆丝,这没出息的。

 

我俩差点就抱头痛哭了,但还是被喜悦占领了更多的精神领域,特别看到成片被洗出来的时候,那可是真为他开心啊。感谢Bálazs在这颓垣断堑之地发现无人问津的美丽,也庆幸自己守住了那份可笑的执着。来路无可眷恋,值得期待的只有前方。

 

后来我得知,Bálazs的沉船胶片摄影系列作品于次年在纽约摄影展上被展出。

The Last of You
 
There was a song, a song that I instantly would like to make a video for just to present its inner beauty when I heard it, and this is it.
 
My friend, Thom, who is a solo artist and music composer based in Brighton. One day, he post a link of his latest work on Facebook, The Last Of You, I opened the link and pressed play. When I heard the first tune, I was stunned. It’s been a long time that I haven't felt so attached to a piece of music. It makes me sad somehow, or I shall put it, bittersweet. I called Thom right away and said, ‘Can I make a music video for The Last of You? I loved it a lot and I think it deserves a better image to be presented for more audience.’ He was so happy and said yes.
 
I was lucky. It was only about 2 weeks before I need to pack and go back to China when I met the song.
 
All the scenes were shot in Plymouth, where I lived for over three years and I’d rather call it my second home. I love everything there and it just so hard when I leave this tremendously beautiful city soon. I hate goodbyes, especially when you have no idea about when you’re going to see each other again. ‘I’m going to make a Plymouth video’ -- That’s probably the best and only way I could come up with at that moment to appreciate this place as well as a gift for Thom and myself.
 
It was absolutely enjoyable while I was making it. The whole video was done within 24 hours, but I’ve got something to enshrine for the rest of my life. Thom loved it a lot and I couldn’t be any happier than that. Money couldn’t afford such happiness as well as any other material things, I’m glad I’ve done it.
 
Several weeks ago, Thom’s mom fell asleep forever. I felt lame as there’s nothing really I could do to reduce any pain of him. I played the song again. It sounds bitterer, less sweet.
 
When your heart is on fire, you must realize smock gets in your eyes. What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
 
May the happiness be with him.