Class Notes

Learning to See video

December 10, 2018

This review of Bob Oelman’s work says it all: This affectionate film of a life and current passion is fantastic. It is rare that a person devoted to what he calls “life force” comes into view with a major change in his own life’s direction. This life of Robert Oelman in filmed by his son, Jake Oelman and brings into focus how a life and a commitment can be created. Yes, there is great footage of the exact practice of photographing insects in wild places and great footage of Robert’s co-worker, Christian Lopez and his family. This film informs and warms on many levels. Brilliant.

Brooks Goddard

1959