Striding off the plane and toward the Milwaukee Film Festival won’t be like heading to L.A. a year ago, having barely slept and giddy for a date with destiny. The premiere of a director’s first feature film will always be special, mine certainly was. I’m not coming to Milwaukee a seasoned vet either, more of […]
A few months ago a client sent me abroad to Mumbai, London, and Barcelona to capture the stories of leading urbanists Dr. Joan Clos and PK Das.
Flying out to LA I knew one thing was certain, I would return a changed person – baptized by the fact that I could now, officially, call myself a feature filmmaker. The festival itself was 9 days, but I stayed in LA for just over two weeks, saw at least 14 movies, and talked myself […]
After a recent two-week trip to Morocco in which I shot several thousand images, I have much to share. The question is format. For the first time, I’ve been exploring printing the work. The trip covered Marrakech, Fes, the Atlas mountains, the Merzouga Dunes and more. So much to see, and even more to visit […]
The photos in the other post were all shot on a phone, these were shot on a camera. Though the distinction between the two capture methods continues to shrink, there is a difference in the kinds of images you end up shooting. When shooting with a camera that weighs several pounds, the intent of each […]
Three shots from a recent trip to paradise. The first scene struck me as hopper-esque, even before I shot it. Beautiful sunsets and rainbows were par for the course as well.
The Sasquatch Festival is a three-day explosion of music and bodies in one of the most picturesque concert venues imaginable, the Gorge Amphitheater in eastern Washington. Five stages of madness during the days, and 50,000+ attendees camping on the attached lands at night. Our team was hired by Skype to shoot it, and I managed […]
There are so many stories that go along with these shots, but the main one is being there. Being present. Eyes open. It was a great trip.
Last week’s trip to the Northwest yielded a trove of photos. Here’s the first set.
Was in DC on a gig the last two weeks and got to check in with some family. Here’s the view from where I stayed. Not bad. While that was happening, my interview piece on Khoi Vinh finally went live. Even got a write-up. Onwards towards winter.
Teaser for Hi-8 by Thaddeus Clark. Full video to follow soon. There is the famous Godard adage about needing only a gun and a girl to make a film. But what about a Zipcar and a couple? There’s always sneaking into abandoned warehouses and the beach too.
The guy in the top picture’s shirt matched the colors of the stage lighting for the jazz performers in the bottom shot. It was a fun couple of hours. And I’m now able to say that I’ve set foot in the state of Wisconsin.
Big, heavy city, that Chicago. My movie played on opening night of a film festival there. After that it was all long walks and picture taking, with a cubs game and Harold’s fried chicken thrown in for good measure.
Four pictures from Cork, Ireland.