Friday night of Caldera Festival was the Terra: Textile fashion show. Last year’s CLAD event at Factory Studios was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in Jackson – I can’t say I’m that into fashion shows or anything, but it was such a unique event and so unlike anything else in Jackson, plus really who can complain about all these beautiful women? Not me. Anyway, I wasn’t planning on shooting Terra: Textile at all, but I brought my new Panasonic GH2 just to see how it performed. People generally criticize its still photo capabilities (I bought it for video), but I think the results are great. Not up to full-frame standards of course, but who cares? Here are a few shots:
I had the chance to shoot Sharon Van Etten in the 89.1 KHOL Community Radio studio a few weeks ago during Caldera Festival. We used 4 different cameras, none of which were properly white balanced, 4 different lenses, and didn’t do too much to properly synch the audio, either. It turned out ok in the end after a lot of color grading work, but the looks are off, with shallow DOF on two of the cameras, and quite long DOF on the other two. Lessons all learned… The audio is incredible either way.
Found this on the Kessler Crane website last night – it features some beautiful aerials on both R/C and full-size platforms, and a bunch of other great camera work too from Montana-based Helio Collective. From the Searching for West website:
The hunt is a pursuit of balance, while searching for the unknown. The balance that death has struck with life, the one sustaining the other. Everything we eat was alive once. The farmer clears his field in autumn for new life in the spring, and thereâ€™s a rhythm to it all. One man in one place, doing just one thing at a time.
Mark Seacatâ€™s son, West, was born 10 days before elk season. Husband. Father. Hunter. Where does he draw the line on how much to sacrifice?