In the article Out of Darkness – Color, Contrasts and Movement several of my images are published. Katherine Olivetti interviewed me about my work and process. Scroll down for an excerpt.
JA: … how ideas come or when they come is when I’m in a soft, calm place, like in an alpha state, coming in and out of sleep. That’s where a lot of things move around; where there is problem solving and I relax my mind. I think it’s really a combination of problem solving and listening to how I feel, a visceral feeling about what’s coming through, an excitement that you can latch onto. I go, “Oh that’s exciting, let’s pursue that.” Sometimes I am inspired by reﬂecting back and forth with people, but for the most part I feel much more connected to my creative center when I’m alone, truer. I really believe that the creative process is about opening up channels. I just feel like an instrument through which information is ﬂowing. The other thing about the creative process is showing up. You have to show up for yourself, whether it’s to a physical space, or to a space in yourself, because the creative energy is always there.
KO: I guess that’s your advice to the creative individual. Show up.
JA: Yes, Here’s my advice: listen, feel, look, observe, use your senses, keep yourself aware, and most of all show up and slow down.
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“When the Curtain Comes Down” from Jo Andres on Vimeo.
From Diana Krall’s Album “Glad Rag Doll”
(C) 2012 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
“It was the night before Halloween and the lights dimmed at the Royal Albert Hall. Images of embers and apparitions, fit for the occasion, flickered on a giant screen behind the stage as the music began to play.
Suddenly, the actor Steve Buscemi makes his entrance on celluloid, delivering a newly recorded rendition of the recitation from“When The Curtain Comes Down,” in the guise of a 1920s barker and song and dance man.
European concert goers have already enjoyed the beautifully conceived film, directed by Jo Andres, when it appeared as an overture to Diana Krall’s recent performances.
Like many of the songs on her acclaimed album ‘Glad Rag Doll,‘ Diana first encountered “When The Curtain Comes Down” among the treasures of the 78rpm record and sheet music collection of her father Jim.
Indeed, this song and the title track were originally to be found on either side of a 78rpm record by the bandleader Ted Lewis.
The opportunity for Krall to collaborate with her friends Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi has provided the ideal introduction to her new stage show.”
Director: Jo Andres
Actor: Steve Buscemi
Cinematographer: Lisa Rinzler
Produced by OLIVE Productions + Rachel Dengiz + Wren Arthur
Produced by: Jo Andres
Executive Producer: Diana Krall
Editor: Bo Mehrad
1st AD: Erin Harper
1st AC: Linda Källérus
2nd AC: Chris Mosson
Gaffer: Mike Farino
Key Grip: Justin Derry
Best Boy Grip: Thomson Nguyen
Costumes + Props + Make-up & Hair: Jameson Wells
Money Paintings: Laurie Olinder
Assistant to Director + Second Unit Camera + Still Photographer + Curtain & Frame Graphics: Christina Massey
Still Photographer: Macall Polay
PA Dept: Danny Velez + Caitlin Walsh + Ryan O’Donnell
Catering: Thomas Joseph Catering
Location: Steiner Studios
Co-produced by Garrett P. Fennelly
Co-production with Act Zero Films
Music Courtesy of Verve Music Group
Music Written By: Carl Hoefle/Al Lewis/Al Sherman
Publisher: EMI Feist Catalog Inc. and Sovereign Music Company
Re-recording + Mixing: Bob Mallory
Assistant Engineer: Charlie Kramsky
Mastering: Gavin Lurssen
Very Special Thanks:
Steve Macklam, Howard Coward, Darrell Gilmour, Doug Steiner + Steiner Studios, Ashley Snyder, Andrew Goodman, Melissa Verner, Brooke Swift, Marcos Ramos, Dewey Miller, Mike Piersante, Tino Passante + Avatar Studios, Nikki Nieves + Lurssen Mastering, Tom Jarmusch, Millennium Film Workshop
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