To live in a place and have your vision confined by it would be a mistake. But to live in a place and try to understand it as a standpoint from which to see, and to see from there as far as you can, is a proper challenge I think.
The limits of a camera is that it’s always looking through a frame. There’s certain things that you can’t show, that living eyes can see. To determine where to set that lens, where it’s gonna look from, requires imagination.
From the documentary Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky.1 As of this posting, the film is available via PBS’s Independent Lens.
The names attached to this are pretty remarkable: Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, Nick Offerman…↩