The Wizard of Oz (1939) is the film that made me want to be a movie director. Growing up in the 1970’s I waited every year for one of three networks to air it at Thanksgiving. And every year, its characters, colors, and journey mesmerized me – they still do. So much of its influence shows up in my current work.
But as I’ve gotten older, Dorothy’s right of passage – to find her place of belonging – is what resonates deeper with me. So, when I commenced my own journey back home to NY and looked for a framework to capture that adventure – Oz seemed perfect.
The story (both book and movie) holds cherished memories for many – and I love to see those come about in numerous artistic forms. (The world that keeps on inspiring – few things have that staying power.) Therefore, I’d like to share my journey through an “Oz” filter, letting the photos largely speak for themselves – and hope you’ll find a bit of yourself in one or all of these.
“The Yellow Road”
“The Apple Trees”
“The Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow”
“The Emerald City”
“The Crystall Ball”
“There’s No Place Like Home”