Kevin Russ | A Traveling Photographer

http://fabcare.com/shop/spooting/spotting-machine/ Through my social feeds I kept seeing Kevin Russ’ name pop up. I thought I would check him out more, and found this great video by Maxwell Monty on Vimeo.

Here is what Maxwell writes:

Kevin Russ has been a huge inspiration to me since about 2005 when I saw some of his pictures on flickr. Over the years, he has just become such an incredible and focused photographer, ranging from doing portraiture now to landscape photography. He is one of the most humble men you will ever meet and really shows that there is no secret to photography or getting an incredible image.

Kevin has been traveling throughout the great American west shooting landscape and wildlife solely with his iPhone 4s and 5. He rarely pulls out his DSLR unless it’s for a bear or bear cub where he can’t get close. This is just a small peek into his life as a traveling photographer and some stories that come along with it.

You can help support Kevin by purchasing his prints here:
http://society6.com/kevinruss/prints

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Music:
“Robin Won” – Unseen Music
“Far Away” – Jose Gonzalez

MaxwellMonty.com

Made by Hand – The Cigar Shop

Fantastic storytelling in this project from bureauofcommongoods.com, I had to share their 4th episode as well.

Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

In 1974, Dominican immigrant Don Antonio Martinez started a small shop in New York City selling hand rolled cigars. Thirty-eight years later his son, Jesus, carries on the tradition. The shop combines craftsmanship with community, mixing equal parts work and play.

director-producer KEEF
co-director ELIAS RESSEGATTI
director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
editor MATT SHAPIRO
title design MANDY BROWN
composer NATHAN ROSENBERG / DOGHOUSENYC
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
additional sound recording JON MOORE

special thanks
JESUS MARTINEZ / MARTINEZ CIGARS
CREW CUTS
MATT DICKEY
ALEX KAHN & MARY WOOD / FRISBIE
DAVID HAYAN / SUPERSONIC CREATIVE

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Made by Hand – The Knife Maker

A fantastic project, from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

In our second film, we meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash.

director-producer KEEF
director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
editor MATT SHAPIRO
music MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG
music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER
gaffer ADAM ORELLANA
title design MANDY BROWN

special thanks
JOEL BUKIEWICZ & CUT BROOKLYN

thisismadebyhand.com
cutbrooklyn.com

Varanasi, India: “Beyond” by Cale Glendening

“BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- “Holy Men.” Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.

Cale and I were trying to think of different ways of sharing “Beyond.” Should we sell it on a DVD or Blu-ray? Should we make some kind of tip-jar? After pondering all these ideas, we finally just decided to put it for free online. We want as many eyes to see it as possible, and nothing to distract from the message of the film. Enjoy.

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