More Vanity Project Stills

I’ve added 10 more stills to the Vanity Project gallery, which were taken during the winter of 2017.

Vanity Project is a 40 minute film that I am making about what happens when you don’t get your dreams. The film is a collage of my daily commute on the A38 and the audio is a collection of my poems and songs.

It will be available to stream on this website and youtube in September 2017. More updates and stills to come.

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Vanity Project Stills Gallery

I’m still working on Vanity Project, mixing the audio with the dream that all distortion may be intentional.

However, if you visit the Vanity Project page, you’ll see the start of a stills gallery of what the visual side is going to look like. I hope to add more stills over the next couple of months.

Here is a video of a track from Vanity Project, called Pentecost.

So this is living;
all snot and sacrament,
clocks with blank faces,
I’m utterly floored.
I’d dry your feet with my hair
but, ‘you know’, friction burns.
With every head bowed, every eye closed,
it’s Pentecost.

So this is breathing;
tongues of the angels,
the tears of my fathers
bed down on my cheeks.
‘Is that oil on your hands?’
No, I’m just a sweaty man
with an earthquake in my heart
at Pentecost.

As a young man, I had vision.
As an old man, let me dream.
So this is falling;
it’s not the first time.
Oh God, when you smile.
Oh God, when you smile.
Sing your evening perfume songs,
scratch our names upon a wall.
Rise up and walk
to Pentecost.

Simon Travers (C) 2017

Jupiter

If you look closely,  there’s a small white dot below the moon. 

Two years ago today,  I was walking across the car park into work. I noticed by the moon a small spark in the sky that refused to give into the first light. Google sky map told me it was Jupiter. 

That moment sparked a poem which sparked the project I’ve been working on for the past 2 years. The project is called Vanity Project. I hope it will appear as a straight-to-youtube film later this year.

I took this photo this morning in the car park at work. 2 years later,  Jupiter still stands beside the moon. 

Jupiter

Checked the sky map on my phone.
Jupiter stands beside the moon,
a pendant for an amber necklace,
toasted light with milk for breakfast
bluntly slicing the street-haze.
No mechanism for counting days,
no concrete plans to change plans soon.
Jupiter stands beside the moon.

(c) Simon Travers,  2017