I recently had the pleasure of being visited by the [Framed] crew so that they could film an episode on my work for their show. For those who are not familiar with the show, it is a photography oriented show that puts out episodes each week dedicated to all things photography! Sometimes the episodes are more technically oriented, sometimes creative, and always inspiring. I decided to shoot on the beach that day since I thought it would be the least likely place to get in trouble (you know me and my history with park rangers…). It was a rare overcast day, though also very cold on the beach which was unexpected by all. We started with an hour long interview, which I loved, and went over my entire process. We chatted about specific pictures, why I do what I do, and how I do what I do. Then we moved on to shooting some pictures!
First I had Olivia hop into a kiddie pool that my intern Devan filled with ocean water and we later filled with milk. The whole ordeal was quite funny because Olivia is vegan, so we found the situation to be extra ironic. I shot a series of photographs instead of doing just one because I wanted to have multiple images to show for the episode, so I ended up shooting about 6 final shots from the milk shoot.
When that was all finished I moved just a couple yards down the beach and flopped into the water myself for a self portrait. This one was more whimsical in nature, very surreal, and a chance to show how I do my self portraits. I knew that I had to go with a water theme all around that day, so shooting in the water seemed like it would be fun. I only wish I hadn’t worn such dark underwear… ;-D
The crew was incredible. So professional but always fun and interesting and generally amazing. They made the experience memorable, and for that I will always be grateful to them. I hope that everyone reading this will go and support [Framed]. They are giving us something invaluable, and I am still pinching myself that I got to be a part of it. They told me that they received several emails from people asking to do an episode with my work, and for that I want to say the most heartfelt thank you. I never expected anything like this to come about, and knowing that some of you took the time to write to them completely selflessly just…completely touches me. Thank you! And I hope you enjoyed the episode :)