4 days filming in western South Dakota w/ Passenger Productions

I recently accepted a position as a director with Passenger Productions. Passenger's mission statement is this: We craft documentary and narrative films for major non-profits, leading businesses, and ourselves. Not an advertising company, we are award-winning filmmakers. We tell stories to clarify, change and challenge.

This is a great opportunity for me to continue to grow as an artist and visual story teller. These guys are some of the best in the business and I'm excited to learn from them and honored to be part of the Passenger team. Check out some of their recent work below. 

Last week we spent 4 days in the Black Hills of South Dakota filming and gathering content for 3 different mini-documentaries that will be released in 2015. We got to spend time in Custer, Hills City, Spearfish and Rapid City, we spent an afternoon at an incredible animal sanctuary and shot time lapses at sunset and sunrise from the roof top of Rapid City's tallest building. It was a beautiful time of year to spend in Wester South Dakota and I snapped a ton of behind the scenes photos in between filming. 

Jed & Elizabeth's San Francisco, California wedding in Muir Woods Redwood Forest

Exactly 1 year ago today I was getting on a plane towards Northern California to shoot a wedding, completely on my own, for the very first time. It was in a beautiful redwood forest just north of San Francisco and it couldn't have been any more perfect. Looking back at these pictures, I realize I've come a long way over the course of the last year, I've learned a ton and grown a lot as a photographer. I look forward to continuing to learn and continuing to grow as an artist. Much appreciation to everyone that's helped me out or rooted me on along the way.

Happy early anniversary to Elizabeth & Jed. Thanks for bringing me out to be a part of your wedding day. It was rad.

A roll of film that i recently got developed

In February, My wife & I joined a large group of friends on a 8 day trip to Nicaragua. The day we left a friend hit me up and asked if he could send me with a camera and a roll of Lomo Purple Chrome (a color negative film which gives infrared results) that he thought I might get some use out of.  I shot about half the roll in Nicaragua and the other half was shot during a trip to L.A. and Joshua Tree, California for Coachella. It was so exciting getting these pictures back, I barely remember taking most of them. The anticipation and satisfaction I got from getting these developed was a great feeling. It's definitely given me the itch to shoot more film. 

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