It was summer. And then, it wasn’t. It seemed like we skipped fall and went directly to winter. Temperatures dropped overnight. One day it was hot. The next day it was not. I wanted a smooth transition from summer to winter–a gradual cooling, drifting gently into winter’s white. Not this immediate shorts and flip flops yesterday, ski parka and gloves today. This is not how it’s supposed to be. This is not what I signed up for.
Then, I noticed the trees and I repented my rant at mother nature.
The ache in my bones and the sting on my cheeks was endurable, if I were able to walk through a grove of shimmering golden aspen or hike through a stand of flaming maple. The greens of summer had given way to the fiery passion of life’s last gasp, leaves desperately clinging to branches until separated by the inevitable.
I will not embrace the cold. It is not in my nature. But I will not deny the spectacular contrast of color brought on by the fall.
I have had the privilege over the last several years to travel the world shooting and producing short documentary films. I have been in over 65 countries on every continent except Antarctica. I have had marvelous experiences, made friends, tasted exotic foods, seen incredible sights and experienced my own personal miracles. I hope to continue traveling and filming throughout the world. I may yet make it to Antarctica. In the mean time, I thought I would post a selected montage reel, with the musical help of Bono and U2. I didn’t ask their permission. If Bono asks me to change the music I will 🙂
I also would like to credit two of my very talented friends who traveled with me to many of these countries: Tom Garner and Curtis Anderson. They are incredibly talented cinematographers and filmmakers. Some of the shots in this reel belong to them; although, I don’t remember which ones. Sorry Guys.
I hope you enjoy the reel. Let me know what you think.
Where ever and whenever I travel, I enjoy meeting people. There are many differences among countries, languages, cultures, foods, politics, etc. Yet, we are all part of the human family.
As I travel I like to shoot documentary or street style photography and video, especially of people. In the faces of those I meet and those I photograph, there are untold stories, written in the eyes and the smiles and the wrinkles of their expressions.
I must admit that occasionally I steal their photographs with a long lens. Other times, in the mode of street photographer I am moving too fast or too slow to catch up to them. I do not and would not try to compromise another’s dignity. I do try, whenever possible, to ask permission. My goal is to capture a bit of the human condition and share some of the unwritten stories of our lives.
Here are a few photographs I have taken of my brothers and sisters of the human family.
Comments are welcome. I’d love to hear what you think.