I had an incredible time shooting this project and the results have far exceeded my expectations. I am always looking for collaboration opportunities and speaking/teaching opportunities and engagements. Reach out and say “hi!” and start a discussion. I’d love to hear from you!
Photographer/Editor: Nathaniel Dodson | endyphoto.com
Soundtrack: Henry Nam | shelteredturtle.com
Lead Assistant: Steven Collins | twoonefivedesign.com
Location Assistance: Jamie Smith Raphael | phillyluxeliving.com
Location Assistance: Dr. Americus Reed, II | americusreed.com
Inspiration: The City Of Philadelphia
Encouragement: My Mother, Father, and Family.
Support: Indy Hall | indyhall.org
Motivation: Countless friends, citywide.
Special Thanks To: Zach, George, Pete, Joe, Jen, Alex, Nick, Andrew, Adriano, Les, Shirley, Kathryn, Sam, & Will Smith.
Universities: University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Drexel University.
This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones... adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.
This trip was a constant test for me, as we had such short and limited time in nearly all of the spots we visited. In most cases, I'd have to hurry out of the van with all of my gear and find a decent composition in a very short amount of time as soon as we would arrive at the location. It was a constant race against the light.
During those 2 months, we traveled across 32 states , visited 13 national and state parks, and drove nearly 13,000 miles in a (somewhat) trusty old Dodge Caravan... with no cruise control. It was an adventure that gave us many memories that we will all hold onto for many years to come. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful this world is and how much is really out there.
A big thanks to Coca-Cola and Flickr for helping to sponsor our trip. Thanks also to everyone else that donated, attended our workshops, and gave us places to stay!
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Motion Control System:
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com/
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker (used for slow panning)
Adobe Lightroom 4
Adobe After Effects
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A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.
Our fifth film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.
editor MATT SHAPIRO
director of photography ADAM MCDAID
assistant camera JOSH LAWSON
additional camera ELIAS RESSEGATTI
music NATHAN ROSENBERG
music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
colorist JAIME O'BRADOVICH at COMPANY 3
title design MANDY BROWN
line producer JOHN SEABRIGHT
EZRA & HILLARY CALDWELL (AND PUTNEY)
FAST BOY CYCLES
TEACHING CANCER TO CRY
KATHERINE ANDREWS at COMPANY 3
Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities.
I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality.
This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it :)
Directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri
Music: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi
Voice off: Meryem Aboulouafa