"Once, when I was a child, on a distant school excursion, when I had got separated from the others – although I may have dreamt it – I found myself, under the sultry sun of midday, in a drowsy little town, so drowsy that when a man who had been dozing on a beach beneath a bright white-washed wall at last got up to help me find my way, his blue shadow on the wall did not immediately follow him. Oh, I know, I know, there must have been some oversight, on my part, and the shadow did not linger at all, but simply, shall we say, it caught on the wall’s unevenness…but here is what I want to express: between his movement and the movement of the laggard shadow – that second, that syncope – that is the rare kind of time in which I live – the pause, the hiatus, when the heart is like a feather…"
Michael Chapman— All The Right Moves, 1983
Mark Vanderloo photographed by Emanuele Fontanesi for L’Optimum
Audrey Hepburn with her dog Mr. Famous on the set of The Unforgiven, Durango, Mexico, 1959. Photographs by Inge Morath.