Hal Lasko, who was better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Grandpa would spend ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
Welcome to the world of Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.
See more work at hallasko.com
Director: Josh Bogdan (joshbogdan.com)
Director: Ryan Lasko (ryanlasko.com)
Editor/Writer: Josh Bogdan
Director of Photography: Topaz Adizes (topazadizes.com)
Original Music: Jarrod Pedone (JarrodPedone.com)
Original Music: Tyler H. Brown (thbproductions.com)
All artwork images used in this video are the exclusive property of Harold Lasko. All rights reserved. Any other use of these artwork images, without expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.
Warning. You may find the content of this film upsetting.
'Over eight months, between 2011 and 2012, I documented the lives of homeless women in London.
I spent time in hostels, joined outreach teams, met rough sleepers, as well as the 'hidden homeless'. During that time I came to understand that for many women homelessness is a symptom of far deeper problems; of lives shattered in childhood through abuse and neglect.
Few women who have experienced such traumatic childhoods are ready or even want to tell their stories. It’s too personal, too painful.
Lucy was different. She had started the difficult process of confronting her past in a brave attempt to build a future.
Be Myself is not easy to watch, but it does offer hope. Lucy's honesty sheds light on issues that too often and for too long have been ignored.'
Georgina Cranston (photographer and producer)
This photofilm was first shown at the ‘Where from? Where now?’ exhibition, an in-depth multimedia project which explored the stories behind women’s homelessness through the words and reflections of 15 women. The other women's stories can be found on the Where from? Where now? website.