Corn Fields with Tori & Kayce + The Ravenscroft Tubes

A trip to rural Pennsylvania for a shoot and got to test out the second edition of the custom LED light tubes with some gels.

You and Yours Short Film

Character stills from an upcoming short film I am producing. Photos taken in Brooklyn New York

Writer & Director - Johnathon Holdforth
Director - Taylor Washington

Cast:
Billy - Luke Stanton Eddy
Zoe - Sharlene Cruz
Carl - Johnathon Holdforth


You and Yours

Late Night Neon in Manhattan with Kayce

Photo shoot in Lower East Side and Chinatown in Manhattan with Kayce.

Coney Island

The Pan Up boys had an evening out in Coney Island capturing stills and footage for Taylor's project Modes of Life.  We also got to sample Nathans Famous Hot Dogs, which are nothing to write home about by any means.

Morgensterns with Kayce & Becca

Spent the afternoon shooting and eating ice cream at Morgensterns in Manhattan. Easily my favorite ice cream shop in NY.

Kayce
&
Becca

4th of July in Greenpoint

Spent the 4th hanging out with friends, started out at a backyard bbq and ended up in Greenpoint Brooklyn on a rooftop to watch the fireworks over the river. I was able to get some pretty cool long exposure shots of them from our vantage point as well as some nice sunset shots.

Meena's Wedding at the Grand Cayman Island

Such an awesome trip to the Grand Caymans for Meenakshis wedding. Got to catch up with some highschool friends and hang out on the beach for a weekend.

Galderma Differin Shoot with GSD&M in Austin Tx

This is a small sample of photos from a shoot with GSD&M in Austin Tx. It was hilighting parts of peoples daily routines that they do in the mirror. The resulting images were displayed in the lobby at GSD&M.

MORGXN Studio Shoot with Pan Up Productions

Pan Up live studio shoot with MORGXN.

Director: Emmett Kerr-Perkinson
DP: Taylor Washington
1st AC: Helen Cassell
Stills: Robert Ravenscroft

High Maintenance & House of Yes

D'nice invited us to a Party / Filming at the House of Yes for the new season of High Maintenance. I was the only person wearing regular black clothes and they put me right in the front. 

Maryland Film Festival Screening of Scanners

We went to the Maryland film festival or Helen gives us a tour of Baltimore and shows us the Belvedere Hotel 5 times. Which little known fact is a big Russian gang hang out spot in the Red Square Bagles and Grill downstairs. I am now realizing that most of my pictures are of Emmett and Helen, not really sure how that happened.

We ate dinner at this tight Afghan restaurant which was pretty good and Helen got her ice cream that she wouldnt stop talking about the entire trip. John Walters was at our screening of Scanners our new short film and said that he loved it, which was pretty tight as well.

Photos from Manhattan with Rachel

 

The day before the March blizzard hit Rachel and myself went out exploring Manhattan. We happened to walk across the Brooklyn bridge right at sunset which provided some great lighting for pictures. 

DKMS SXSW 2017 Event Photos

 

 

Photographs taken for DKMS at the Melogold and Circus on the Moon House Party during SXSW 2017. 

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Visually Inspired Photos Exploring Brooklyn and Austin

 
 

 

This collection of photos all have elements that I really enjoy, with a strong emphasis on lighting and color.

 

Photos from a trip to Nebraska 1/18/2017 - 1/21/2017

 

I had several life changes leading up to this trip with my dad which led to a much needed break and trip to visit some of the more rural parts of Nebraska. We started in Omaha where I went exploring and captured some long exposure night photographs of cars on a street and an abandoned house. From there we traveled to Coleridge Nebraska a town of ~466 people, my dad is from here and we still have a farm out there. I wanted to capture some of the charm of a small town where everyone is fairly easy going and has a slow paced demeanor. In several photos from here you can see how the buildings have been weathered over time and in some cases completely abandoned. 

After visiting our farm and seeing the massive operation from the people that currently farm, they produce ~500,000 bushels of corn a year and it all goes to the ethanol industry which one plant will consume 550,000 bushels of corn in a day. We proceed to Spencer Iowa for a night visiting an aunt and then on to Valentine Nebraska to visit one of our cousins cattle farms. The closest town to the farm is Nenzel which has a population of 20 and if you blink while driving through it you will miss the entire town. From Nenzel you head straight south for another hour and finally reach the Three Bar Ravenscroft ranch. It neighbors to one of Ted Turners ranches.

*A couple of interesting facts about living out there: despite having no cell phone reception they have some of the fastest internet in the area due to Ted Turner wanting internet at his ranch. Since they dont have cell phone reception, they still use land lines. They get Amazon prime 2 day delivery, which is fairly insane considering the number of people that live out there and how far it is from Valentine Nebraska which is the closest 'large' city of 2,789 people. They have their own 'gas station' on the ranch and they have about 5,000 head of cattle. 

The night we arrived on the ranch I was planning on taking long exposures of the stars but it was cloudy so instead I used my lite sticks to paint some of the buildings they had out there and capture some great photos. My dad woke me up at 6am and said that the clouds had dispersed so I grabbed my camera and got set up in the 14 degree weather. I hit a point where my camera was sold cold that it greatly slowed down the processing speed. Shortly after we hit sunrise and I got a few good pictures from that. Over all it was a good trip and a rare chance to see some parts of the U.S. that are not often visited.