My name is Alex Sparks. I'm a poet, filmmaker, and flag-man living in Denton, TX. Learning to keep things simple alongside my wife and mutt. I like hip-hop, iced tea, and vegetables. I want to make art for awhile and then disappear on a farm.
"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
I finally got this role of film developed. Its been a long time coming and features photos from several months and a handful of adventures. I love shooting on film for its unpredictability. In our Instadigital age we get used to immediate satisfaction, immediate quality control, and immediate feedback. With film photography you don’t get that. I took several of these photos months ago. Many of them are double or even triple exposed because I wasn’t paying attention to the film. Looking back over past experiences exactly how they happened without all the filters and crops is a lot of fun. Plus film grain beats VSCO any day.
“According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.”
“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again’ to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again’ to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”