Tim Hetherington, co-director of one of my favourite films of last year Restrepo, put his life on the line for his work and tragically died covering the events in Libya earlier this month. You can never truly understand what Tim did or why he did it until you stare down the barrel of his lens and witness the events he covered from his point of view. It obviously took nerves of steel and a great belief in his work for Tim Hetherington to put his life in danger on a daily basis, so he could tell the stories that he felt needed to be covered. Diary, a short by the photojournalist goes some way to help explain what he did and is also now a surreal memory of a mans unique perspective on our world.
‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.