The second in a series of documentaries being commissioned for The Popular Workshop, the short film delves into the life of photographer Bob Chisholm. Chisholm has been prolifically documenting his travels, family and surroundings for roughly the last 50 years. The majority of the work in his most recent show was discovered in a crawl space in a home in Northern California, left untouched for more than a decade. Architect, poet, avid traveler and documentarian, his work both subtly subverts and simultaneously embraces the sociological constructs of the eras that it spans. The duplicity, off-putting humor, and beauty in the mundane that runs throughout Chisholm’s work brings to mind the work of photographers such as William Eggelston, Robert Frank and Joseph Szabo. Originally unintended for a gallery audience, Chisholm’s photographs present a candidly honest depiction of an uncompromising life.
Directed by: Cole Schreiber
Cinematography: David Bornfriend
Sound Recording: Joe Stillwater
Editor: Kevin Zimmerman
Color: Cole Schreiber