#1 – Tuesday Night
The Fog and the letter close in on him.
“M for MacGuffin” is a murder mystery photo series that will take my original characters through 39 different Hitchcock films. The story is about a man of no great importance who is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. As he chases clues to clear his name he encounters several people who may or may not be what they seem. My story and characters are original, and set in the present day.
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I love this moment from The Lodger – when the detective opens the door and there’s nothing but fog in front of him. The fog is a character in and of itself – a great place to start and bring my own story forward. And keeping in tradition with this Hitchcock film, it all begins on a Tuesday night…
Behind the Scenes:
Photographer – Lisa Stock
Asst Photographer – JoAnn Sheppe
Cast – Samuel Aaron Simmons, Robert M. Sheppe
A quick “before” shot to show how I built up my noir world. The fog and height of the buildings loom over our leading man, weighing him down – along with everything else on his mind (to be revealed later…). I used this bridge for the photo because of its fence. One very similar to it, plays an important role at the end of The Lodger. I was thrilled with the car in this shot also, because in the midst of its speed and blur, it takes on the boxy shape of vehicles from the 50’s and 60’s, and I’m aiming to create a classic/timeless cinematic feel throughout the series.
Although I’m using Hitchcock films as inspiration, the photography style for each image will be my own. All elements in every photo are mine. In the final version of “Tuesday Night”, the background is comprised of multiple layers of photos I’ve taken in and around New York.
Up Next: Easy Virtue (1928)…