Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 9:52am - Video
Hi friends! I´m so excited to share my latest short film with you!! Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Kirsi Ranto and I in our Oneness Mission. Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love and light through visuals, music and writings.
Oneness New Zealand is compromised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months this past spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Paul accompanied by the Kirsi´s compelling poetry uplifts you with its message of love, and is the perfect complement to this magical landscape. I hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 5:00pm - Video
I´ve been traveling around New Zealand in true Kiwi fashion, in one of their campervans. It has been an increidble way to live on the road here, and I want to give you a little tour of what it´s like to travel around New Zealand in a campervan :)
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 2:22am - Video
I hope you enjoy this beautiful short film capturing of the essence of Kirsi Ranto, a lovely musical artist from Jalasjärvi, Finland. Kirsi and I both love to spread love through our art, so to be able to synergize together and combine my visuals with her music, and share this with you is a dream come true.
I am so excited to share this special project with you. It is something that is very dear to my heart, and has been one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. About 7 months ago, Kirsi reached out to me on Facebook after seeing my short film Yosemite Range of Light. Right away we both realized that we have the same mission in life, to spread love. So we decided to dream up a project together. I had been wanting to do a short film for quite some time that captured the essence of an artist, and after hearing Kirsi´s beautiful music, and realizing her life mission is so similar to mine, I knew she was the perfect one to synergize with.
The process of bringing this to life has been one of the most rewarding, enriching, growing experiences of my entire life, and has truly helped me step into the next chapter of my life; both as an artist and a human. When Kirsi and I first started woking on this project, we didn´t have plans or expectations, but we knew that if we just got together it would all work out. We quickly found that something magical happens when we come together and open up to the universe to allow love to flow through us. We both genuinely want to share love with the world, and when two souls connect with such genuine, pure intentions, I believe there are no limits.
Kirsi is one of the most talented musical arrests I have ever met. While her work has been widely known in her home country of Finland for almost 15 years, once I heard her beautiful voice and magical songs, I knew I wanted to help introduce her to a wider audience. It just so happened that while I was in Finland filming with her, that she wrote her first song in English. One morning she just had to go be with her piano, because a song was coming to her. About an hour later, Be The Light You Are was born, and the live version you will see performed in this film was shot and recorded that same evening.
The other song performed is Fields of New Light. When you see Kirsi playing in that golden field that just happens to be right next to where she grew up, I want you to know that she was improvising on the spot, and we were recording live in the field! Even though she had never played that song before, it is so beautiful and sounds like it has been played countless times before, I love it. So there´s no dubbing in this film, all the music you see was performed and recorded live, which makes it so special.
Please share this with anyone that you feel will appreciate Kirsi´s heartfelt music, and our message of love for the world! We hope you enjoy :)
To find out more about our project and our mission, to see beautiful images we created, and to be able to help support us in continuing to spread love, please visit our page here dedicated to this project. Thank you for your support, and may the light within you shine bright :)
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 1:57am - Video
Shooting timelapse has become an absolute passion for me, as it allows me to capture the beauty of this dramatic landscape I live in and really bring it to life. Please watch my latest work "Yosemite Range of Light". I created this piece to show the beauty and awe of Yosemite National Park and the High & Eastern Sierra. It is also meant to be a reel of my best work. If you are looking for footage to license, or would like to contract me to shoot a project for you, please be in touch.
Yosemite, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others. Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost 2 years ago, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite & the Sierra. Now after almost two years of shooting, I´m thrilled to share it with you. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite & Sierra. Best viewed Full Screen with Sound.
Music licensed and used with permission by: http://shaunpaul.com
Composition used: Sounds of Peace
Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 12:21pm - Video
Flying High is a compilation of a lot of my favorite shots from this past year, and my first fully timelapse reel. I´ve become completely fascinated with timelapse photography this past year, and I´ve been able to get out quite a bit.
Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 9:59am - Video
For as long as I can remember, I´ve been fascinated by painting. Even though I´m a photographer, painting has always just struck a core note with me, I love it. Knowing Kevin since he got really into painting, I´ve gotten to see his style and skill grow exponentially through the years, and mature into a completely unique style that is all his own and unmistakeable. I actually have 17 Kevin Maddrey originals hanging in my home (compared to 7 of my own images hanging). Kevin produces more work than anyone I know, and has always needed a place to hang/store his extra work. Since Kevin´s work has so much life, I thought it would be really cool to try and capture one if his pieces of art coming to life. We hope you enjoy!
To see more of Kevin´s work check out his website: Maddrey.net.
Hope you´re having a wonderful day!
"Kundalini Canto" written and recorded by Jim O´Meally.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 11:23pm - Video
You ever dream up a personal project that you knew would be harder than anything you had ever done before? A project that would make you have to learn on so many levels, and put in countless hours solely because of your own internal commitment? A dream that will help you grow not only as an artist, but as a person?
That´s what "Welcome To The Outside" has been for me and the two others who gave so much of themselves for this project, Michael Schweitzer and Ashley Collins. Meeting Yosemite was probably the biggest pivotal moment I´ve ever experienced when I knew my life would never be the same. Yosemite has been a huge part of my life for the last 15 years, and I love to share its magic with others.
Michael´s music is featured in this musical short. When I dreamed up this idea I knew his music would really fit great, and with Yosemite playing a major part in changing his life as well, I knew he´d be perfect. Ashley loves to hike and be outside in the mountains, and gave so much wonderful heart and soul to this project. We couldn´t have done it without her. None of us had ever made a film before, so we jumped in and learned along the way.
I wanted to show the beauty and power of Yosemite and nature in a completely unique way. Join us for a visual and musical journey to one of the most beautiful places on earth, Yosemite National Park; where we immerse ourselves in nature´s magic through music, outdoor exploration, and connection. Enjoy!
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 11:43am - Video
After just over 2 years of work, I´m almost ready to share the biggest personal project I´ve ever taken on. This is a teaser for our upcoming musical short Welcome To The Outside, a modern day musical about a musician who goes to Yosemite, and his life is changed forever. With the high mountain feeling, crisp air, running water, sweeping views, and towering peaks, will our main character ever be the same? Join us for a stunning visual and musical journey through one of the most beautiful places on earth, Yosemite National Park; where we immerse ourselves in nature´s magic through music, outdoor exploration, and connection.
Please share with anyone you think will appreciate our work! Thanks!!
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 9:59am - Video
I´m really excited to finally share with you a collaborative short film to help promote my business that I worked on with Ron Dawson of Dare Dreamer Media. Ron is a fantastic film maker, and I love the piece he has put together for me. I´ll be adding this somewhere more prominent on my website soon, but was too excited to wait, so I´m sharing it here on my blog in the meantime. Hope you enjoy!
Make sure to watch it full screen for the best viewing experience!
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 9:03pm - Video
Lately I´ve been really excited exploring motion with my visual art, so I wanted to put together a piece that captured the spirit of my favorite images, video, and timelapse; all cinematically choreographed with a new song I just wrote and recorded. I´ve been a photographer and musician for a long time, but film making and motion is new and very exciting for me. I´m very excited to continue diving into and exploring this new world.
I hope you enjoy my vision of beauty. If you do, please share it with someone. Do you have any favorite images? Any comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for taking the time to view my work. Hope you´re well!