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Crashing Hotels Music Video

Brian Chu

We’ve been working on Crashing Hotels’ Music Video for the single “Could Ever Be True” and could not be more excited to share all the hard work. This video was shot a week before I moved to NYC, and we knew the only way to pull this off would be to pick a destination while filming along the way. Vegas was the best option – and it provided the perfect backdrop for the look and feel we wanted this video…

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191st Street Subway Tunnel Mural

Brian Chu

The 191st street subway tunnel mural by artist duo Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn is part of NYC DOT’s Beautification Project. The tunnel AKA “Tunnel of Doom” is located in the Washington Heights Community between Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue. It is one of the deepest tunnels in NYC and stretches over 900ft long, connecting the street with the 1 Train Subway Station. The options are a hike over the park, ride the elevator, or walk through the previously suspicious…

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On location with Beavers

Ferris Plock: Inside Voices

Terry Barentsen

Ferris Plock: Inside Voices Inside Voices. The two opposing sides of the brain often are in conflict with each other. Their two distinct points of view often collide with a compromise coming only when blood has been spilled and beers have been opened. —Ferris Plock This video project was originally part of an installation to accompany Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock’s work in their third solo show with the gallery entitled “Inside Voices”. The opening reception was held on Friday,…

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Black Scale Video Lookbook

Brian Chu

This year’s Black Scale Video Lookbook video features model Hugo Lopez and was shot again in San Francisco, CA. The concept behind these videos are usually based on Black Scale’s revolving them of balance, and how each person interprets it. The unique part about these videos is that they are loosely scripted and involve a decent amount of improvisation. This gives you a lot of room to experiment with each location. They’re usually parts of San Francisco that are unique…

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Escape From Alcatraz, San Francisco

Brian Chu

Escape From Alcatraz contains a series images I captured during my visit to San Francisco’s famous landmark. It’s been a while since I took a trip there and I wanted to visit the @Large by Ai Weiwei exhibit that was happening. Alcatraz is strange because tons of tourist flock to this island where our most dangerous inmates were once kept. Now it attracts people from all over the world to see this prison that remained more or less unchanged. The…

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Crashing Hotels “Woman of ARU” Video

Brian Chu

I’ve known AO Anderson (lead singer), and Tony Bednar (drummer) before they even started Crashing Hotels. I met AO when Austin and I were still filming our 50 State recession documentary, “The Recess Ends” back in 2009. I needed music for the film and AO became an integral part of that process. Since then they have contributed music for our videos and we have collaborated on many projects. It’s amazing to see their hard work paying off and people catching…

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Little Cousin plays with Matches.

I Have A Life: Mexico

Jorge Novoa

I Have a Life: Mexico In this edition of I Have a Life; I visit my blood in Mexico, I eat the local cuisine, photograph every damn thang and endanger my life via unprotected motorsports. All photos shot on Kodak Portra film using a Mamiya 645AF system. The first part was a visit to Culiacan, Sinaloa; world famous for it’s role in the international drug trade. Most people don’t know that Sinaloa is the “salad bowl” of Mexico. Tomatoes are the…

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Goldsmith

Josh Goldsmith

Terry Barentsen

Goldsmith from Terry Barentsen on Vimeo. Last year I spent some time in New York visiting friends. With a Yashica Super 8mm camera firmly attached to my right hand I shot everyday. I had no real plans nor did I have any experience shooting film for motion picture. All I knew is that I wanted to create a short about skateboarding in New York, and i knew nobody better to star in it than So Saturday’s own Josh Goldsmith. This…

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Mono Lake, California

Analog Almanac: January / February

Terry Barentsen

This past month we’ve traveled north (twice) in search of snow and south in search of surf. In both cases it didn’t quite pan out. These photographs are the areas in between our destinations. The places that didn’t make the top of our todo list, but stole our hearts with their beauty and grandeur. I personally wouldn’t have it any other way. Not much else to say for this months analog almanac so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves….

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Photography by Travis Jensen

FOTOMISH: Photographer Travis Jensen

Brian Chu

I met photographer Travis Jensen through Jan Swayze who is a close friend of mine and also WEREHAUS. We were having lunch one afternoon and mentioned he was doing the designs for their new brand called FOTOMISH. I was following Travis on Instagram already so was familiar with his style of photography. A few months later when I was driving across the bay bridge, I thought of Travis and how he would be a good subject for WEREHAUS video. I…

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Autum BBQ—Woodstock, New York

Analog Almanac: December

Terry Barentsen

The past two months have been really busy. I totally forgot to post October and Novembers Analog Almanacs. To make up for it I’ve dedicated this post as a farewell to the warm summer and fall seasons. Let’s hope winter ushers in plenty of cold days with a ton of snowfall in the Tahoe area. Fingers crossed. This months images were created on Kodak Portra 400 using a Mamiya 7ii.

Painting at the studio

Process and Parallels | Melbourne Art Scene

Brian Chu

The Melbourne art scene is thriving with established artists as well as the next wave of up-and-comers. Everywhere you look there are legal and illegal pieces, museums, galleries, etc. Process and Parallels is about their creative process and the similarities that are shared between them. It became obvious that I would end up filming some of them while I was there, yet I didn’t know who or how they were all going to be tied together. As I began filming,…

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