The Operation

Our dear friends’ young daughter was undergoing tests in preparation for her brain surgery. The frozen world of the lake and the water trapped under the layer of ice felt akin to the phenomenon of  this little girl’s absences, which could last for minutes on end and were in fact small strokes.

We edited it to feel like a trailer because that’s what the operation felt like, the buildup to a story we have yet to discover. She is doing very well now.

Julian and I improvised this shoot on an iPhone, the morning of the last frozen day of Winter 2017. The icy Weissensee features our friend Aurelie Silbermann. The lake was thawing and portions of it were already submerged in a thin layer of water, but she is an adventuress and a stoic. The film was edited and finished with Jonathan Peters, our Editor at Blam.