Original Title: The Last Painting Spanish Title: English Title: The Last Painting Year and month of production: 2019 Length: 14 minutes Production country: Germany, Finland, United Kingdom Genre: Documentary Language: No dialogues Subtitles: No subtitles Trailer (link): Web: Facebook:
John Salt is 82 years old. As a young artist living in New York in the 1970’s, he became famous for his photorealist paintings. Now, as an old man he faces the end of his artistic career. In a film shot over the course of one year, as the seasons change from Spring through to Winter, we witness his struggle against growing older and his efforts to finish one final painting. A visual love letter from son to father.
Tom Salt is a freelance photographer born in New York, educated in England but now living near Lubeck in Germany. Working primarily for editorial and corporate clients including the BBC, The Times, United Airlines and the Financial Times , Tom works all over the world. Diverse assignments have taken him to Japan, Dubai, and Pripyat, the workers’ city, abandoned after the explosion of Chernobyl nuclear power station in 1986. Tom also works on his own projects, for example photographing the ruins of defensive structures constructed during the second world war, and documenting the remains of the former East/West German border. Most recently his series Nemus, a poetic visual exploration of a winter forest formed part of a group exhibition of regional artists and was also selected by Jury for inclusion in the yearly Luebecker artists show at the St Annen museum in Luebeck. Tom completed his MA in film in 2019 and his student film The Last Painting premiered at DOK Leipzig 2019.