Rakesh’s exploration into photography began with a trip to the Grand Canyon. The grandeur of the place inspired him to capture and share his experiences. Such grand places required a grand vision, so Rakesh began working with large format film...
Skills:Photo Assisting, Color Correction, Coding Javascipt
Our film, about a sheriff being pursued across the hills of Washington by a semi-competent gang of moonshiners, is going into principal photography soon. We're looking to raise enough funds to see the project through to completion, like getting our score composed and recorded and getting our color grading and sound design done. And if we get enough help, a music video featuring our composer Heather Thomas.
I was the DoP for this feature film, which wrapped principal photography three years ago. Shortly after we wrapped, three of our leads moved out of the state for their new acting jobs. The director needs to shoot some additional footage to complete the film, some of which will require the core cast. So in order fo pay for their return to Seattle to complete the photography, he's looking for some support.
This image was selected as one of the Best of 2016 on Pixoto.
I captured this during a shoot with model Monica English on a surprisingly cold June evening in the Cascades. The sky was cloudy, the sun was setting, I had her facing toward the brighest part of the sky, with the forest behind her. With the bright patch of sky above and in front of her, the light mimicked a classical Hollywood beauty light, giving her soft shadows that highlighted her elegant features.
In this shot, her hat hides her eyes. Normally, this is not ideal, but it has the effect of giving Monica an enigmatic look that evokes the femme fatale archetype from film noir, the mysterious woman whose beuty and mystery draws the hard-boiled private eye into the story.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
I went to NAB for the second time this year, but this time went early so that I could meet up with my mother and visit Death Valley for the first time.
Until a relatively mild storm rolled in bringing with a light drizzle and a 25-degree reduction in the temperatures, it was so hot that it was difficult to do any hiking; the searing glare just drains the energy out of you, and our packs were heavily weighted down with extra bottles of water.
In spite of that, and in spite of missing the superbloom, we still caught some beautiful wildflower displays, and of course Death Valley is always a beautiful place.