GREED. EVERYTHING I OWN IS MINE! NO ONE CAN HAVE ANY OF IT. I NEVER HELP OR GIVE IT AWAY! THEY SAY I AM GREEDY I DON’T CARE. PRIDE. I’M NOT ASHAMED OF WHAT I AM. IN THIS WORLD I KNOW I AM THE BEST. I TAKE PRIDE IN WHO I AM. ENVY. I LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE AND I CAN SEE THAT THEY WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN ME. I SIT HERE, WITH ENVY AND REGRET. GLUTTONY. THIS FEELING OF HUNGER NEVER GOES AWAY. I HAVE NO CONCEPT OF MODERATION. UNSATISFIED GLUTTONY, MY ENDLESS TASK. LUST. NO CHASTITY OR AVERSION. EVERY FETISH, EVERY PERVERSION. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MY LUSTFUL THRILL. SLOTH. INDUSTRIOUS I AM NOT. JUST LEAVE ME HERE IN MY ROT. ONLY SLOTH AND APATHY ARE FRIENDS TO ME.
Is one allowed to take pride in what he does? In what he accomplishes? Nige Rorbach most certainly is. We know Nige as the fantastic photographer that he is, but very few know Nige is quite skilled with moving images as well. But you only have to check out "The Age Of Man" film project Nige published back in 2012 to witness his ability to make video in the exact similar young masculine and sensual style as he applies on his much acclaimed photography. And today Nige Rorbach presents us SaintSinner.
Nige Rorbach always liked the idea ariound the seven deadly sins and has been toying with the idea of doing a series of images based on them for years now. But many before him have used the theme for photographic series, which made Nige search for another way, another expression of his vision. And as it often is the case with inspiration, it struck him while discussing future projects with one of his regular models Adam Reeves. “It was actually Adam's idea to do it as an art film, as he had seen my first film, The Age of Man,” Nige explains. “I loved the idea but wanted it to be artistic, and have a story to it. We both discussed various storylines, and came up with a couple of draft scripts that we liked. I knew I wanted it to be more of a silent film, that way no one had to learn any lines, and also to have the music and voice over tell the story.”
Adam Reeves and Nige Rorbach both liked the concept of Adam being tempted, and committing each sin, before finally giving in and being taken over by his excesses. The location was a bit of a surprise really, Nige had been looking at studios, hoping to find somewhere suitable, when came across Queens Theatre in Burslem. The theatre is currently being used as a studio temporarily, and for the two creative minds it looked ideal. Adam and Nige went to have a look around and instantly knew they'd found exactly what they wanted. The theatre gives the project a creepy feel, with its run down rooms, and grand features like the marble foyer.
Though Nige Rorbach had played with the idea in his head for some time already, Adam Reeves’ inspiration came directly from Nige’s previous video The Age Of Man: “When I first met Nige he had produced a movie beforehand called "The Age Of Man" talking about the way that man has evolved and changed through the eras. Which made me think about the 7 deadly sins and how we all commit then without even realising.” SaintSinner is the story of excesses, personal demons, the challenges we face. For Adam it was a whole new experience which he enjoyed thoroughly. “The still shots I do only show what Nige and I can do with a click of a button,” Adam continues, “but the film shows that we are versatile together and can dominate all forms of the industry.” SaintSinner is another jewel in Nige Robach’s crown of work. Captivating and sensual, all shot in black and white. The story is intriguing, the setting dramatic and Adam Reeves an absolute joy to look at.
Wrath. Good humour fades away as I destroy every in my wake. A trail of wrath I leave behind. When somebody yields to temptation and breaks one of mans laws, we look for no good in his makeup. But oh, how we look for his flaws! No one cares about how he was tempted, nor praises the battles he's fought. His name becomes food for the jackals. For us who have never been caught. “He has sinned” we shout from the rooftops. We forget the good deeds that he has done. We focus on one lost battle and forget all the things he has won. -BM-
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