Transparent

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In response to Enisa’s photo on #fffaw challenge

The man with the 16 mm camera was so transparent, so open and guileless that nobody could tell him no. It was flattering when he asked, “show me how you hook a fish”… “peel a tomato”… “hit the baseball” or “play the spoons”. He went everywhere, met everybody, so open-minded he was interested in everything. A good listener, a keen observer, he had a propensity for encouraging strangers to talk, and a proclivity for story-telling. “Everyone has a story,” he said.  He was like an open journal, and he handed you the pen.

 

This is a fictional character sketch inspired by James Wharton, a film-maker in the late 1920s.  See more about the project to restore his films.

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