Journal

Photographs from my work and travels. 

Back to the east coast!

For those who don't already know. I relocated from San Francisco to New York City after the New Year in what was a very last minute decision. I am certainly going to miss some things about the west coast, but I am looking forward to this new chapter. 

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Saving Capitalism

The documentary Saving Capitalism, directed by Jacob Kornbluth starring Robert Reich is now available on Netflix. I worked as a camera assistant on this project with DP Andy Black. Give it a watch if you are interested! 

Out of Africa

"Out of Africa" a story about migration and climate change that I worked on for the series, Years of Living Dangerously has just been released on YouTube. If you didn't get a chance to watch the series, take a look at this thirty minute segment, which features some camera work from yours truly. Thomas Friedman hosts as we travel to Paris, Niger and Senegal: 

This trip was equal parts humbling and intense. We arrived in the middle of the Sahara Desert to 117 degree heat. Sweltering and almost impossible to work in. No amount of water was enough to stay hydrated. We traveled with a UN envoy and had a military escort because of the risk of kidnapping. We witnessed the mass migration that is happening in Africa as men travel north through the Sahara with hopes of reaching Europe. It was an incredible and transformative trip and I don't say that lightly. If you are interested, check it out! 

You can also read Friedman's NY Time's articles about the trip: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/out-of-africa.html

Australia - February 2017

This past February I traveled to New South Wales, Australia to work on a short documentary about a local grass root environmentalist who put a halt to an open pit coal mine. Wendy Bowman received the Goldman Environmental prize for her work. Nestled in the beautiful Hunter Valley - a farming and wine region - open pit coal mining is rampant. Wendy refused to sell and stopped the creation of a mine that would have taken out her beautiful farm. We spent a week filming with her on her farm and in the surrounding area. The open pit mines were astounding. Dozens of them spread across the Hunter Valley - huge gaping scars in the earth. Australia is the largest exporter of coal in the world. 

The piece was produced by the Mill Valley Film Group, directed by John Antonelli and shot by Matt Yamashita.  

 

 

 

New Zealand - February 2017

Long overdue. I finally made it to New Zealand. After working for a week in New South Wales, Australia I flew from Sydney to Christchurch on the South Island. It is a short three or so hour flight. My moms family hails from this beautiful country. It is undoubtedly one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever been. I had the chance to meet with extended family and travel the west coast highway...hiking along the way. A few photos below. I was there for only a short week ( not enough ) and I will be back for a longer trip soon.