What’s a Set Photographer?

I’m a landscape photographer or, when I’m feeling pretentious, a fine art photographer.  I play a travel photographer online and have been conned into being an event photographer, but set photographer wasn’t something I’d ever considered.  Still, if traveling around the world collecting experiences is my business, how could I pass up the opportunity of being on a film set?

Just like a landscape, only with faces.

So now I’m a set photographer, or in strict technical terms: the unit still photographer – definitely not the sexiest sounding job on the set.  Continue reading

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After a three year break from working, the 12 hour days of a movie set are making keeping up with posts a challenge. Even so I had the pleasure of doing a write up on friend and director Alex Lee for the film I’m working on. Enjoy!

La Vie Nous Appartient

As both director and screenwriter for La Vie Nous Appartient, Alex K. Lee is the driving force behind the creation of La Vie Nous Appartient.  He wrote the screenplay in a burst of creative activity, finishing the first draft in a matter of weeks, and less than a year later here we are on set with filming underway.  Yet despite this involvement or even intimacy with the project, Alex is reluctant to discuss too many details regarding the film. The ideas, the symbolism, the significance, these are things Alex prefers to let speak for themselves.  After all, “if the meaning could be expressed in a few simple sentences why make the film in the first place?”

This reluctance to explain himself applies not only to

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La Vie Nous Appartient

So my next adventure is a little bit of a change from my usual fare.  It won’t involve immense amounts of physical suffering or even going to some hard to find remote location, rather I’ll be working on the set of a film being shot in Austria.  The film is a psychological drama that tells the story of two depressed and suicidal students who meet online and decide to meet and travel to a place where they plan to end their lives.  Originally written in English the movie was called “Maybe Tomorrow”.  Here’s the promotional picture:

Due to a series of events on the production level, the film ended up Continue reading

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