Moth Dust - LOOK3 Festival of The Photograph 2016 Images

 

I was honored to attend LOOK3 - Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia this past week.

LOOK3 hosted a curated selection of low-edition photography books, new photography cooperatives (namely, Black Box), an extraordinary number of artist talks and a panel with three of PDN's "30 under 30" photographers to give career advice to the emerging photographer. 

As I was a volunteer, I was able to assist Olivia Bee during her workshop at the EDU sessions. "Creating a Photographic Dream World" was geared towards local high school students, hand picked by their teachers, and was a full day-long event playing with portraiture on instax film outside the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. 

Additional highlights of the festival included meeting Doug Dubois, Jon Golden, Ike Edeani, and many other esteemed editors & colleagues. 

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Moth Dust - Photographing at the New Moynihan Station For Skanska - Photo Assisting in NYC

 
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Oh, the places you'll go as a documentary photographer! I am a part time photo assistant for Michael Benabib, I donned a hard hat and ventured underground into the construction site inside the James A. Farley Post Office Building on 34th Street in New York City.

You can check out the full blog post and images on the Executive Photos NYC corporate photography site, by clicking here. 

I had a blast and hope to be invited back! Thanks, Skanska! 

(if you are interested in hiring me as a photo assistant on a corporate, editorial, or fine art shoot, feel free to contact me for my day rate.) 

 

Moth Dust - Published: New York Times Lens Blog - Facebook Feature

Was just at the New York Times Portfolio Review this weekend! There is much to process. I've been live posting the Review from my instagram.

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So grateful for all the incredible editors & photographers I met this weekend. I received some truly illuminating career advice and work critique.

A special thanks to Jim Estrin for the kind words. 

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Dylan Mars Greenberg & Disck Pictures presents: Amityville: Vanishing Point - Stills Photography by Moth Dust

Dylan Mars Greenberg has produced several surrealist, John Waters-esque horror films on little to no budget, is a Troma Institute for Gifted Youth Inductee, and her last film, Dark Prism, starred Mac Demarco

These images (and more) were published on Fangoria to promote the film. 

All in all, it was a fun set to be on. The entire cast is in their late teens and early twenties; often scenes are ad libbed on the spot. 

Since stills are secondary to the actual filmmaking, a photographer on a movie set must remain as out of the way and quiet as possible. The majority of the film was photographed in St. George, Staten Island, in a communal artist residency space called The Fay

The below movie poster was composited with various stills I shot on set. 

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