Whilst doing conservation photography in Tanzania, I was able to spend a bit of time with the Maasai. I only had a small microphone with me but I was able to record some of their chanting and create a score underneath as I filmed some of their tradition dance and ceremonies.
Lake Of Fire
Spent the long weekend on a paddle mission up the coast. After a grey day we were treated to a pretty spectacular sunset that set the lake afire and left us running for our kayaks, gliding through blazing reflections.
In May I wanted to head somewhere to try and snap the Eta Aquarid meteor shower (debris from Halley's Comet). I had heard some pretty awesome things about Myanmar from travellers and, after seeing some unreal shots of the pagoda riddled valleys of Bagan, decided to head across to watch it there. I didn't get any good shots of the shower. Instead, after a 3am ride out to a pagoda, a small crew of us laid down and watched meteors light up the sky as they burned up in the mesosphere. It set the mood for the rest of the trip. As beautiful as the country was it was completely outshone by the people. Every single traveller I met there was constantly uttering the same thing “The people here are amazing!” It is hard to believe that parts of the country are still at war, it is hard to believe that violence is present in any part of that place. I found myself turning the camera on the people so much more than I ever have. It was a place that seemed unspoilt by outsiders, so raw and authentic. A place that will always have a special spot in me. From the valleys of Bagan, the mountain treks in Kalaw down to Inle Lake and the back alleys of Downtown, this is Myanmar through my lens.
Music: Artist: Christian Löffler
Needing to get some practise in, I travelled out to Nooje to camp and shoot some of the scenery around there. Toroongo Falls is such a beautiful place! This is my first real attempt at playing with the creative process of shooting, colouring and editing film. Alan Watts was on high rotation the whole time I was out in the forest so it was only fair to show it like I saw it. YUGEN!
Music - Artist: Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
Song: Life Story
Excerpt - Alan Watts The Mystery Of Change
I Just Don't Think I'll ever get over you
I’ve played music since I was young and love combining my film skills with recording and playing. I set up the camera to do a bit of multi shot filming on this cover of the Colin Hay song “I just don’t think i’ll ever get over you.”