|WILD WEST HERO by Elwira Jaglowska|
Be with my western girl round the fire oh so bright.
I'd be the Indians' friend, let them live to be free,
Riding into the sunset, I wish I could be
A Wild West Hero"
When I was small and living in North London, I used to go to the cinema a lot (still do) and I adored cowboy films like "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Big Country" (still do). After the film finished, I would walk up the sloping aisle of the cinema and hold my hand out where my gun and holster would be. Woody Allen stole this idea for his film, "Play it again, Sam"
|Elwira and Boris|
Eventually, we hired a studio which was a bit crap to be honest - my fault, as I was trying to do it on the cheap. Elwira wanted to do some test shots in advance of something much more ambitious involving an installation and my old house in Finchley which she visited and photographed. However, the installation couldn't have been incorporated into the Lightbox exhibition but maybe it is something we can do in the future......