I love how the Superr team captured my crazy while making it seem super artistic!
The hardest part about being a photographer is not necessarily the photography itself, but more the freelance aspect of it. When you have nothing to do, being able to just go “breath”, I don’t have a job today and that’s OK. That was the biggest hurdle, but once I got over that, I started getting more jobs.
Full article here: http://blog.superr.io/2017/11/09/freezing-movements-time-photographer-tristan-pope-dancers-best-friend/
I then ran across this short film:
First of all I fucking loved this. This is EXACTLY what a creator feels when you are going from concept to reality. And when you finally let into the feelings of “what if” “failure” and other such things is when your art comes out as pure as it can possibly be. Bravo sir. Well done.
This is what it feels like to be a creator. You are constantly fighting your own ambitions, ideas, sleepless nights of jotting down notes, and when it is all said and done and you press publish or submit to that festival or whatever you release your media to, you sit back, and probably sleep for a few days straight.
It is amazing how fast all the work you put into a project can be consumed these days, but after you rest, you wake up everyday and do at least one thing you love all over again!
“Snowday” was inspired by a yearning to prove that you didn’t need a specific DSLR with the perfect 50mm lens @ 1.4 F stop to make a compelling piece. To combine motion, strength, glamour, and fashion into one piece is my goal with photography and film. So I wanted to create something that smells and tasted like a fashion film but ended up surprising you.
The keyword to describe this piece to me would be endurance. This is why I wanted to do it in the snow. To show that no matter what the situation the passion was there.
For me, the juxtaposition of the absolutely magical beauty of a ballerina’s form and technique with style and fashion and trends produces a beautiful result that caters to a broader and potentially deeper audience.
This is the result. The music came as a surprise to me and a lot of the “feelings” were motivated by the environment and events. The tone of the musical piece and words almost added an uneasy feel to it, which I enjoyed very much.
Tip for shooting in the snow with an iPhone: bring a battery backup and hand warmer not for you but the phone. Rubber band it to the back. We lost power and battery 3 times due to a cold battery.
Old school meets new: We used the Olloclip lenses in a way that mimicked the old school method of spreading Vaseline around the edges of a lens. We didn’t attach it completely over the lens so the edges would grab condensation from the cold weather giving the lens that tilt-shift blur around the edges.
Dancer: Brittney Cavaco (who was an absolute beast in this weather)
Assistant: Rita Wade
Location: Highline NYC
Music: Lana Del Ray “Young and Beautiful”