I am moving my blog to a new home – you can find it here now
Last weekend at the 2012 Nomading Film Festival in New York City the short film documentary of my adventure across Iceland with Alastair Humphreys won the Grand Prize!
FEBRUARY 15, 2012: New York, London, Dakar
We’re proud to be launching bushtaxi.org: a tool for organizations and agencies to find talented professionals – photographers, designers, writers, filmmakers – who can meet their communication needs. Global communication is changing rapidly; bushtaxi.org is a vehicle for new, dynamic communication strategies. On the site we’ll also be sharing our stories, projects and experiences.
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The opening video on the home page was shot and produced by Christopher Herwig with footage from Peru, Bangladesh and New York, with original music composition and sound editing by Michael Åberg. Additional footage from Mali by Olivier Malvoisin, with voiceover text written by Kate Thomas. Bushtaxi.org is an original wordpress creation by Jim Shannon.
Christopher Herwig in Le Figaro Magazine
Aurora photographer Christopher Herwig’s images of burning gas craters in Turkmen Desert were used in Le Figaro Magazine. The gas crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration during the 1950′s that was later set alight.
An ongoing project by Christopher Herwig.
Inspired by my time in West Africa, I set out to tell the story of our relationship with rain: a force of nature essential to our survival, but one that we cannot control or predict. Photographers often avoid rainy days, as they tend to make dull images. But using camera housings designed for scuba divers, I can enter the heaviest of downpours to look for the beauty and drama of rain, while revealing the hardships and resilience of people living in some of the wettest places on earth. Climate change is exacerbating weather extremes and rain is a major factor in the erosion of economies, displacement of populations and the loss of thousands of lives every year.
Here is some sample footage and photos from chasing the rain in Peru, Bangladesh and Liberia. For more information or to discuss ways your organization can collaborate on this project please contact us.
Great video on BBC called the Genius of Tim Hetherington who died covering the war in Libya in April of this year.
Till Dec 2, 2011 you can still catch at the Bronx Documentary Center photos from his last days in Libya. http://www.bronxdoc.org/.
As well I highly recommend checking out his books on Liberia and Afghanistan as well as the film Restrepo.
We knew him from Liberia and he was the sweetest, humblest guy ever and his work was beyond inspirational. We miss you.