"At age 40 I was a desperate bachelor. I thought I might express my frustration at my own emotional inertia and containment with use of the high-speed camera. I built a little house in which I could crouch and spring two hooks allowing the house to fall apart as I sprang in a slow-motion arc into the face of the camera. I could not get this to work. Meanwhile, I had fallen in love and moved in with the woman I have now lived with for 45 years -my wife, the artist Judith Raphael. She accompanied me to Beverly Shores, [Indiana] where I would make one last effort at this film. More failure.
With one last 100 foot roll of film remaining, it dawned on me that the idea was emotionally obsolete, that I could make, right then and there, a film of our coming together in that house, with, of course, the reversal of the shot. It worked!" -Tony Phillips