Tag: Africa

James Dalrymple Documentary Demo Reel

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.

The Human Family

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.

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How Beautiful Upon the Mount–Sierra Leone

Following decades of war, violent strife, economic turmoil and the ebola crisis, Sierra Leoneans carry on. On December 2, 2012, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland organized the 3,000th stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this West African nation. There are many ways to die in Africa; nevertheless, the light of love and peace shines on the Lion of the Mountains.

James Dalrymple–Producer/Director/Cinematographer
Curtis Anderson–Producer/Cinematographer
Erika Huff–Editor