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March 25, 2006

minor white on art

Each artist going in his own direction at some point walks on water.

Be still with your self until the object of your attention affirms your presence.

Let the subject generate its own composition.

When the image mirrors the man and the man mirrors the subject, something might take over.

Minor White

Posted by amin at 12:44 PM

March 5, 2006

acting and baseball

I see "The Usual Suspects" as the time where I was, quote unquote, discovered. It took me six, seven years to get to that place. And it was not easy. You're fighting with people who doubt you and your choice of career. There are a lot of doubts - and you have to stay focused with what you want. I never put a time limit on me being successful or not. I just cared about the work as an actor. But it wasn't easy because there were a lot of ups and downs. I don't know if you know much about baseball, but baseball is the game of failure. You deal with failure - strike, strike, strike - all the time. Acting is like that. You have to have a very thick skin in a way - your hair is too dark, you're too ugly for the part, your audition wasn't good.

Benicio Del Toro

Posted by amin at 4:41 PM