Johnnie Eisen

While co-editing the book Subtitles, Atom Egoyan reviewed publicity shots from his film, The Sweet Hereafter. He found images – shot by Johnnie Eisen, who has worked on most of Egoyan’s films – which ultimately could not be used due to the subject’s direct eye contact. The series forms a group of intimate portraits. Russell Banks, author of the novel from which Egoyan adapted his script, then reacted to the stills by choosing extracts from his book to accompany each photograph.