During this studio visit I get to hang with my friend and neighbor, Chloe. We talked about who we make stuff for, playing as an adult, and fleeting moments of laughter.
I was again given the opportunity to shoot behind the scenes photos for my good friend Matt Mangham's ongoing series: Analog Stories. This one featuring another friend and fellow stills and video guy: Matthew Lawless. Its always fun when you've got three guys in one place that all share common hobbies and professions and the couple days I spent shooting with these two was no exception.
Both of the Matts are super talented dudes with backgrounds in video production on top of their mutual passion to see film photography stay relevant and fun. Below you'll find the bts shots along with the finished piece, enjoy!
With the birth of Saint West Filmworks still recent, the team (Scott Rieckens, Matt Jensen and Matt Mangham) sought out a collaboration that would really propel the launch of this new brand in the wake leaving behind their baby, FortyOneTwenty. In the end they connected with Story & Heart, a high quality, story-driven stock footage site, and the idea for a road trip to their headquarters in Portland was born.
The opportunities for beautiful imagery are endless on the way up to Portland regardless of the route you take, and ultimately the guys chose to head east of the Sierras for a mountainous experience. I was along for the ride, snapping beauty shots and behind the scenes photos on our way through San Diego, Mono Lake, Angora Lake, Chiloquin, and finally Portland, stopping on the side of the road a few times for some aerial footage and night photography.
The fruit of their labors should be available on Story & Heart's beautiful database in the next month or so, as well as a few tutorials the Saint West fellas made for the S&H Academy of Storytellers. Also be on the lookout for a full length behind the scenes video, shot by Story & Heart's very own Zippy Etzel, who stuck it out with us the entire way. Below are the selects from the trip, enjoy!
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I first became acquainted with Carter's work four or five months ago via his Instagram. I had just shot some photos up in Venice at the Deus Ex Machina "Raduno Ducati" event, and I was cruising the #caferacer hashtag when I stumbled upon his coffee ring drawings. Fast forward a couple months and I reached out to him to ask if I could shoot him working on a couple pieces.
We met at a local North Park favorite, Coffee and Tea Collective, to get acquainted and it turns out we've got a few mutual friends. After fueling up at C&T we walked over to another great local spot, Gym Standard, to pop in and say hey to shop owner Edwin. Edwin's got a great eye for design and the shop's general aesthetic is awesome so we decided to shoot there. Below are some images from our meeting, a few of which I'm told are going to be used in the upcoming campaign for the launch of the new ASUS smartphone - pretty sweet!
Located inside ThChrch, Beatbox Records is an awesome little record shop in one of the (unfortunately) lesser visited parts of San Diego, Barrio Logan. Bernie (@djinform) is the man behind the shop, and his collection spans most every genre. With everything from Chuck Mangione to The Meters, rare finds and household names, this spot is a must visit. He's even got some sweet comics laying around.
When Bernie's not in San Diego he's looking for records in some of his favorite digging cities to be brought back to Beatbox for your listening pleasure. Stop in and talk with anyone you find there. Whether it's fellow pop-up shop Uncommon Value, Bernie himself, or the guys behind ThChrch (Ramel and Frank) you're sure to have a pleasant and encouraging experience.
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Like a 16X20 canvas or two. I'm just so stoked on the continued support from everyone...it's awesome. So drop me your email in a comment below, on IG at @sean_hrtn, or email me with it at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ill be announcing 2 recipients in a few weeks to each receive a mystery 16"X20" stretched canvas.