Blazer: In Production
McCorkle’s Blazer is a retelling of how one of the most extraordinary photographs came to be. Inspired by real events.
With Blazer, McCorkle has unrolled traditional cinema into the three-dimensional physical space.
The aim of this photo-novel is to lay out, in sequential order, the tangential tale leading up to that moment. Justin’s Chevy Blazer becomes an innocent bystander for one of the greatest shots ever taken.
McCorkle is questioning the very definition of what a movie is: his photographs use actors, scripts, and a sequence of images. The main difference between his non-motion pictures and traditional motion pictures is the rate at which they are watched. Instead of 24 frames a second, his films are intended to be watched at 1 frame every 10 seconds.
Instead of taking the museum-goer to the red carpet, McCorkle is taking the red carpet to the museum. Larger than life photographs of real life events will encircle and pull the viewer through the show. Ultimately, each museum-goer has control over the pace and sequence of the narrative, creating an emotional experience like no other.