Canon EOS 5D Mark III
How did you first start Cinemagraphs? What inspired you to start and create that sort of moving image?
When I first saw some of the early cinemagraphs made by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, I was instantly obsessed. It’s just a magical medium. Initially, I was making GIFs from my favorite video clips. I got my first camera right before a trip to Montreal and that spurred on my interest in using cinemagraphs to capture travel.
Since then, I’ve realized how powerful cinemgraphs can be in capturing more than a photograph does. This month will mark the 10 year anniversary of my Dad passing away. Right before he passed away, we went on a road trip and I’ve been thinking a lot about how I wish I had more than photos from that trip. Over time so many of the details from that road trip have faded into generalizations. The summer heat in Minnesota, the unchanging landscape of North Dakota, the open sky in Montana. These days I’m diligent about capturing the moments I want to remember.
Tell us about your Partner-in-Crime. What is Eli’s role in the work you do?
Eli is my travel partner, sounding board and second opinion. We’ve been pursuing photography as a hobby for many years and have slowly combined our efforts as we do more professional work. Partnership can be difficult, especially when we want to head in different directions but I think the compromise and collaboration strengthens our work.