Market on the Tracks, Bangkok
A couple years ago I was travelling through Bangkok and spent a day with photographer Gavin Gough who took me to this incredible market, right on the tracks, outside of the city. It happens fast, but it was one of the darndest things I’ve ever seen. Those of you who know me also know it’s a wonder I didn’t get run over… You might have to watch this a couple times to catch how amazing this is. Happens many times a day and they just take it all in stride.
Time lapse is for more than just clouds. A quick job in iMovie and easy enough (though I added nothing to this one) to add ambient sound, voice over, or music to, these kinds of time-lapses are a great way to tell stories. Shoot them on JPG and most cameras could keep capturing frames for quite a while.
The Adventure Resumes
It’s been a weird few months. After an incredible adventure in January and February – Lalibela, Ethiopia, then Kenya’s Maasai Mara, then diving in Zanzibar – I came home to (yet another) foot surgery and (yet another) recovery, one I didn’t write much about because I’m getting a little self-conscious about just how many […]
SHOOT THE LOOK
If you want to really learn your craft, it’s more than buttons and dials. You need to be able to take all the technical stuff you’ve got under your belt and apply it to create particular moods and aesthetics. You’d be hard pressed to find a commercial photographer with more credibility, experience, and the desire […]
Study the Masters: Vivian Maier
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cabin in the woods, there’s a better than none chance that you’ve heard about Vivian Maier (1926-2009), the reclusive nanny who lived and worked – and photographed – in Chicago for most of her adult life. Her work never saw the light of day until discovered serendipitously by a […]
The Artist’s Journey
One of the great revelations of my life came when I discovered Joseph Campbell and his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces. I read it while studying films and screenplays and trying to understand what makes a great story. And I read it while divorcing for the first time and not sure I was […]