Terence Preston, the microbiologist, who's voice and 1972 microscopic footage bought alive amoebae in the Small Wonders film, kindly gave me a beautiful Bolex 16mm camera that started the whole conversation. So rather than it sit on the shelf gathering dust, I decided to learn how to use this camera and start to incorporate the footage into my practice. I intend to take it to Finland as older mechanics work better in colder climes than digital battery powered cameras.
This short film is a result of a collaboration with animator Susan Young whilst on a Bolex course with filmmaking co-op no.w.here. It was shot on location in Deptford and Greenwich whilst witnessing the May Day Jack-In-The-Green tradition. So much fun.