Summertime fine art photographic prints
Set of 3
Size: 13 X 18 cm (5 X 7 inches)
Stand by Me. Summer with Monika. Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Rear Window. Il sorpasso. Bonjour Tristesse. Point Break. Summertime. La piscine. The Graduate. Plein soleil. Some of my favourite summer movies. I am a summer girl at heart. But I am not a fan of light-hearted movies (nor of light-hearted reading) for the summer, so my picks are not for sheer entertainment. They evoke something more, even though most of them are set in a dreamy location, carrying an inescapable feeling of endless summer – it’s part of what makes them irresistible. They bottle some of the summer magic I long for the rest of the year. It is this hallucinatory combination of emptiness and endless possibility, this transitional time between past and future, a time when you let things go and prepare for new challenges, a ripe time for misbehaviour, but for pushing your limits too, a time for childlike fun and dreams, a time when the only thing on your mind can be the heat, a time of discovery, a time when you let yourself just be.
These fine art photographic prints, so classic in their simplicity, capture a little of that summer magic too. They are a tribute to Stand By Me, one of the best coming-of-age movies. But this film is all the more special because it’s not aimed only at children, but at adults, too, bringing back the exuberance of those years, but also stating some truths that you might find hard to believe so early in your life that would hold firm long after you’ve passed teenagehood and those carefree summers.