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Toland the Gargantuan

One of my earliest memories and artistic influences was the work of cinematographer Gregg Toland in the film Citizen Kane. His amalgamation of chiascuro lighting, claustrophobic ceiling shots and gothic interpretation of German Expressionist cinema has influenced my art incalculably (I even dream in black and white with a score by Bernard Herrmann). I made this image by pasting together three stills from a vertical pan. Bridge, skyscraper, bloke in a hat: you’ve got me!