Point and shoot film photos while making Snuck Off the Slave Ship. @colbiedopeaf @lonnieholleysuniverse @b.nugs #35mm #film @sundanceorg
#robertredford We made a short movie together — a small group of dear friends, my beloved partner, our favorite musician. It just got into @sundanceorg 2019!
Thank you @b.nugs @jddavenport @groceryonhome @charlesautumn @colbiedopeaf and especially thank you @lonnieholleysuniverse for the inspiration and music over the past five years. Shouts to the great @aaronlowell for the poster and @eodeines , @jagjaguwar , @schoolofhumans , and @jpcolor for support. And all the good people and diners we met in Atlanta.
a few Sundays back. #35mm #film #kenya
I destroyed a lot of film last month, tired and moving fast. This roll was properly damaged—torn off in the camera, changed in a semi-dark bathroom, carried in a gaff-taped tube to Chicago, accidentally processed e6 instead of c41. Blown out fragments of: the Zanzibar ferry, Steven in the yard, a kufi and Dar Es Salaam city lights, Nairobi housing blocks x2, Akala town at sunset, stuck in a gold mining village near Lake Victoria, brand new gas station on a dirt road, the rest of the brand new gas station at high noon with no shadows, Zanzibar town in the rain. #35mm #film #portra
Vitalis Mansolo with the guitar, Kisumu, Kenya + a lonely bus and a mosque in Tanzania in some of my fav late day purple light. •
#film #35mm #portra #kenya #tanzania
Tryin to work but scanning negatives from Tanzania and Kenya instead. Admiring those skies then looking out the window at Chicago’s heavy grey. #35mm #kenya #portra
22hr layover in Amsterdam, just enough time to catch @lonnieholleysuniverse and @groceryonhome play in Utrecht. Lonnie shared ideas about our Olima Anditi film: “You could call it Movement of a Blind Man, feelin his way through life, music being the guiding hand.” He then devastated me and a room full of Dutch intelligentsia with his music, finishing with the line: “Beyond all the hurt is joy.” It felt like a comment on all I felt and saw in Kenya, and Lonnie’s grace and warmth makes the cultural whiplash of chilly Utrecht worth it. Fine end to the trip.
“I don’t want to see you flailing in the countryside all manic and sweaty” - @j_m_russell . Too late. Wrapped shooting with the great Olima Anditi today. Accidentally drove into Tanzania where his family live after a recent border re-draw. Met a baby named Trump. Damn. VOTE!!!!!
V. serious makin movies in Awasi. Pic 2: BTS @j_m_russell Pic 3: Aso Hotel Pic 4: the gravesite of Mama Elizabeth, who ran the homebrew joint where I first met Olima in 2010 Pic 5: Ras George’s place in Kisumu #kenya
Market day in Awasi. Olima Anditi and Majimbo play a roadside bar for tips.
Clouds at the equator. Pic 2: we bootlegged our own record and delivered it to Olima Anditi at the homebrew beer club where I first met him in 2010...overcast and slick, hiding from the storm. #kenya
Today was very loud....Olima Anditi goes electric on some sort of vintage Jaguar played through blown out speakers, top volume at the homebrew joint. He hadn’t been seen in this part of the country for months, so it was a big celebration. #kenya