Half As Common from mimi cave on Vimeo.

We’ve been planning for some time to feature the work of local photographer Bill Starr on the Big Something, but have been daunted, admittedly, by the sheer volume of Starr’s work. We’d just finally screwed up the courage to spend some time with him going through and scanning his work when musician Conor Bourgal of The Changing Colors shared this beautiful video by mimi cave about Bill and his lifelong struggle with rheumatoid arthritis. For anyone that knows him and anyone that doesn’t, it’s a touching portrait and introduction to a local treasure. More to come!

 

10 Responses to A Lovely Short Film About Photographer Bill Starr

  1. rose enyeart says:

    Oh, what a beautiful person. How brave

  2. sharon berthrong says:

    This is a fantastically beautiful human being. What courage and wisdom.
    Thank you for sharing this. I look forward to more.

  3. joyce cheney says:

    Inspirational. Goosebumps. He has so much wisdom to share with us dissatisfied brats.
    And kudos to mimi cave for a very beautiful, clever, tasteful video. Please show us more of both of their work.

  4. Sean says:

    Yay! Nicely done. Congrats and hearts to Bill!

  5. Mimi Cave made a lovely film, thanks! Bill, love you!

  6. Linda says:

    I have seen this young man around town for years. It is good to know his story and admire his strength,his resilence and his art. Thank you.

  7. Aimee Cox says:

    I’m one of the fortunate folks photographed by Bill. I cherish those images and the time spent with Bill creating them. Thanks for sharing his story.

  8. Johanna says:

    I feel honored to know Bill, if even only as an acquaintance, Great film, great man!

  9. Amber says:

    I’ve known Bill since I was younger woman dancing at The Deluxe Tavern to all our favorite local bands. His generosity of spirit, talented eye and radiant presence always made evenings special. It has been a pleasure to watch his work evolve with the dance community. And aren’t they blessed to have him capture their art through his? Thank you for this, it is truly wonderful!

  10. sara foster says:

    Beautiful and touching.

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