First introduced by Dendi merchants over a hundred years ago, the Fulani rapidly adopted this unique method of processing their milk, and wagashi production now holds a central role in the Fulani livelihood. Unlike the cheeses known in most of the world, wagashi does not melt at high temperatures.
We've traded passion for acceptance, or for safety, or for the illusion of safety, or maybe for television - I don't know.
I do know passion when I see it, and my friend Alex has it in spades. He wants to blow glass, and he wants to do it forever. He will not get a gold watch when he is done; I don't think he cares about gold watches.
I try to surround myself with people that refuse to think about work in the traditional sense, and attempt instead to carve out space in this world where they can ply their trade without submitting to the unescapable mediocracy that you sign up for when you put away that camera/brush/typewriter/crayon and put on that ill-fitting suit.
This is the first in a series of profiles on thinkers, artists, explorers, educators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. If you know a person that fits one of those categories, tell me about them. If you are one of those people, prove it to me and we'll talk.
Shot with GF1 + 20mm. Audio captured via Zoom H1 recorder which was mounted on top of the camera using a homemade mount, consisting of a long machine screw and a hollowed out electrical plug.
Audio turned out much much better than the on-board mic would have, I got the Zoom at just the right time. Having said that, the sound is still pretty bad, due to hellish acoustic conditions (high ceilings, loud machinery, loud music). I thought about redoing the interviews, but used Audacity to help with some noise filtering instead.
Imported using Log and Transfer into Final Cut Pro 7, for titling, color grading with Magic Bullet and then exported to x264 via Compressor.