It has been a busy summer filled with interesting shoots and fun trips.
The photo above was from a shoot at the Point Reyes National Seashore with Nick Schwyter, Alex Friend, Jamie Redford, Petr Stepanek, and John Behrens for Happening, a documentary about climate change and clean energy directed by Jamie Redford. (Apologies to the cow and her owner for my not knowing their names).
If you’re in the business, you know that how the crew is fed makes a huge difference in how the day goes. I had one of the best crew breakfasts ever this summer on a shoot for GoPro in Bonny Doon, CA: apple, apricot and plum fruit tarts.
On another shoot at Point Reyes National Seashore, I learned about the inspiring work of Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang. All of these pieces of plastic were gathered while the Langs cleaned up Kehoe Beach. They turn the plastic into art that raises awareness about ocean plastic pollution.
I also took a couple trips to beautiful places with my wife this summer. We went hiking and camping in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, and visited some friends in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (just outside of Portland).
Oh, and a couple projects I worked on are/will be available to view:
Holy Hell, a documentary about life inside a cult directed by Will Allen premiered on CNN September 1st. (The Hollywood Reporter listed it as a possible Oscar contender).
The Groove is Not Trivial, a documentary by Tommie Lee Smith about Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser, will premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Sunday, October 9th. We shot it on the Isle Skye, where the photos above were taken by Smith.
I’m looking forward to seeing what shoots and travels the fall brings!
Thanks Oskar Ness for this photo from a shoot on Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, CA.