Went back through some old footage the other day, and came across some from the trip Whitney Layne and I took to the Exumas to shoot her video for Broke But Tan. I was listening the song Feels by Giraffage and felt like it would fit perfectly with these visuals. A couple hours and some film grain textures later, I give you the Exumas Re-work video!!
After traveling for the better part of the year, it's nice to have a couple of weeks off in New York before going home for the holidays. Time to go exploring! Yesterday I met up with my good friend JW and we headed down to lower Manhattan to see the Museum of Feelings, an interactive art installation.
Each room is based on a particular scent by Glade candles (the sponsor of the event), with the visuals to match. The outside of the building changes colors based off of data collected from social media, projecting the city's general mood at that moment (yesterday New York was somewhere between joyful and invigorated).
Make sure you get there early, the line to get in is always pretty long. Since we had so much time we had a mini shoot while waiting to get in.
We had to wait for around 45min, so we got a little weird towards the end...
But then we finally got in!!! The entrance was bathed in technicolor as an employee gave us the rundown on what to expect. Then we entered the 1st room, with a giant rotating kaleidoscope lit by beams of light reflected from the ceiling.
The next few rooms had everything from fiber optic forests, to mirror-filled coves bathed in video-projected animations you could control with a touchscreen, to dance halls with neon circles that followed you wherever you went. they give you these light refracting glasses that take everything up a notch, if it was enough already. It was quite literally a sensory explosion.
The final room was a round space glowing purple. once everyone was inside they pumped the room full of dry ice, giving the effect of being in a cloud. Or the Hotline Bling music video. I'm gonna say it was more the latter than the former :)
All-in-all an interesting experience, especially considering admission was free. If you have the time to wait and want to get some bomb pics, definitely make your way to this exhibit! It closes on the 15th so make sure you go soon.
It was rainy & cold the other day (which i love), so I took my Fujifilm XT-1 out and captured a couple of the doorsteps I found interesting. All of these were just from the street that I live on! would love to live in an old brownstone like these one day.
Had the opportunity to work with the very talented band MODOC on their recent single for "Devil On My Shoulder". I think my favorite moment in the process was after 1st edit they came back with "This is crazy. Can we make it even crazier?". Love the song, loved working with the band, love how this turned out!
And many many thanks to Caitlin Nicol-Thomas for being in the video! Even though the AC went out in the studio literally the day before shooting and we had to endure some stifling temps, you were a total trooper & magnificent to work with!
Had such a blast working with Lauren a couple weeks ago on a new photo set! We traipsed around Germantown here in Nashville and captured so many different looks. It felt like we had been on 3 different shoots by the end of the day, but it was well worth the work.