Far From Home, a short documentary about photographer and art curator Rafael Soldi.
Filmmaker David Albright has recently directed a short film called ‘Far From Home’ with photographer and art curator Rafael Soldi. Written by Rafael Soldi, the documentary explores his relationship with his work. The artist describes fear as his greatest source of inspiration, which means he has to step out of his comfort zone to reach the highest level of creativity. His home in Seattle is a meticulously decorated apartment on Capitol Hill. This “safe space” is filled only with the things he loves. In this piece he explores whether he should begin to bridge the gap he’s created, between home and work, or keep them separate. He also explores a similar divide he has created between his current life in Seattle, where he is able to “exist fully as his true self,” and his childhood home in Peru.
Rafael Soldi’s photographic work has been shown in several international exhibitions including the Frye Art Musuem, American Univeristy Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Greg Kucera Gallery, G Gibson Gallery, Connersmith, PCNW, and Vertice Galeria, etc. Furthermore, he has been published in PDN, Dwell, Hello Mr, and Metropolis among others. For further information, feel free and visit his website: www.rafaelsoldi.com
As already mentioned, this short documentary has been directed by David Albright, a Seattle based filmmaker and video producer. He was inspired by the subtle, everyday insightfulness of the essays & short stories in his favorite magazine Hello Mr, and wanted to experiment with turning that format into a short-film. “I love how the pieces in Hello Mr. explore gay culture and gay life in ways that are subtle and not overtly sexual or political, so this short was my attempt at expressing that same tone and achieving that balance but in a film version rather than a written piece.” Check out his website to see more of his work: www.dalbright.com