“But when I watched the short documentary film, I was struck by his words, and his willingness to put his politics where his photographers were. He spoke with surprising honesty not just about what he thought of the work being produced by embedded photographers, but also about the entire war and its objectives. This is very rare to hear when it comes to working photojournalists. Most professionals prefer to hide their personal politics and opinions behind vague statements about ‘bearing witness’ or ‘asking only questions, and not offering answers’ and other such obfuscations that hide their fear of being marginalized in the rather small, cliquish and deeply conservative editorial world that is photojournalism.”
I guess people would rather talk endlessly about Photoshop pseudo-scandals in photojournalism (while ignoring the increasingly kitschy aesthetic that is so widely used) or about the supposed heroism of photojournalists themselves than about issues that actually should be covered. Good for Simon Norfolk that he is willing to be a lone wolf.
Jay Nelson: The Golden Gate is an electric camper car measuring 96”x54”x64”. Made with fiberglass, epoxy resin, plywood, glass, bike parts and electric motor. The vehicle can drive 10 miles on a charge and goes up to 20 mph. The interior has a kitchen with sink, stove, cooler, storage cubbies, toilet, a bed and storage below the bed. All of the controls are in the steering wheel. The driver sits cross legged while operating the vehicle.
The first step is to build a skeleton. While building the skeleton I make somewhat final decisions about what the shape will be. As I’m building I play with the form adding and subtracting pieces of the skeleton. Then I cover the skeleton with plywood. Next I fill all the cracks with filler and sand all the edges clean. After that I fiberglass it. When the fiberglass dries I cut holes for all the windows and build in windows and waterproof.