The funny thing about that linked interview is that it sounds exactly like Ash. Imagine a vaguely affected voice at once weary and a little manic as you read this:
"Unfortunately, I don't think my pictures have made any difference whatsoever," he says. "I do it in the hope that one day my pictures will make some difference. The last thing I could see myself doing is standing on the sidelines of history. I need to be on the front, in order to give people the impression and understanding of being there. To be anywhere else is a lie."
The pause and soft bellylaugh afterwards weren't transcribed.
Well done, Gilbo—the attention is richly deserved. I've never met anyone as driven as you.
Here's a thing:
"The day I sold my skateboard to buy film was the day I knew I wanted to become a photographer," Gilbertson says.
If you're wondering what happened to the bloke who bought the skateboard, well... not a lot.
Joseph | 7 May 2005