Martin (Timothy Bonavita) so wants to make it as an art photographer,
and he has exactly the right passion for it as well, plus an eye for
motives, an actual idea of what he wants to express and how he wants to
express it. He has one problem though, he isn't open to criticism - which
is a downright shame, too, because despite all his talent, he simply isn't
"there" yet. But instead of being grateful for the suggestions
of his photography teacher (David Graziano), his remark about Martin's use
of angles cause a depressive fit accompanied by serious self-doubts in
him. At an art show it's even worse when a critic (Peggy Passarelli) isn't
too fond about some of his angles either - but maybe that's just a
blessing in disguise ...
A very touching and lyrical little
film about what it means to become an artist - and the tidal wave of
self-doubts that comes with it -, told in a pleasenmtly unexcited way, in
very nicely arranged pictures and with a touch of irony at just the right
moments. Now I'm very much assuming that writer/director Chris Esper has
based this film on quite a few of his own experiences, and artists of all
genres will probably find at least some truth about themselves in this
film - while those who haven't chosen art as their trade might learn why
being an artist quite simply isn't for everybody ...
Very nice indeed!