Recently I had the opportunity to work with the legendary banjo player Tony Trischka. To help launch his new album, Great Big World, We documented a day in his recent tour. Throughout my career the thing I have enjoyed the most is the chance to be around greatness. Be it medicine, sports, art, music or any other field, greatness is an inspiring thing to see and I got to hang with a whole lot of it for a day. The stop motion and time lapse piece we created is now featured on the home page of Tony's website. Check it out and check out his new album.
My latest endeavor (obsession) is time lapse photography. About a year ago I started playing around with stop motion video of my kids, now I am trying to combine the two . After playing around a little, my first real attempt is done. It is a short one minute marketing, promotional piece for Fellan Florist, a boutique florist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
I was working around some photographers and reporters that are a bit younger than me recently. They were talking about what they had done the previous evening. There were bars and clubs and restaurants and very late nights involved. I started to think about what I had done the night before which at first glanced seemed considerably less exciting. When I thought more about it though, I realized how great my night was. I realized that before I know it my 5 year old won't be 5 anymore, my 2 year old won't be two anymore and my evenings won't be the same. Everyone always tells us how fast our children will grow up and I am starting to really see it. I want to hold on and I want to appreciate it, so the next night I made this time lapse. So to all those folks out there partying, this is what evenings at our house look like. I wouldn't trade it for anything.