Nestled in south central South Dakota the town of Burke holds the Burke Stampede Rodeo each summer. The town of around 600 attracts some of the best rides in the country and a few from out of the United States as well. The heat, dust and raw energy of the event is something to behold.
Last summer we traveled to Wimbledon, North Dakota for a shoot with FMC. Over two days we shot still and motion side by side from sunrise to sunset creating a diverse image library. Due to the fires at the time in Montana we had unbelievable light throughout the day. The warm sunrises and sunsets lasted hours thanks to the smoky haze making the shots unique with the quality of light.
We recently traveled to Ohio and Michigan making videos to help farmers understand what Farming Checkoffs are. We interviewed two farmers about their experiences and the benefits they have gained from their checkoff dollars.
Assistant- Rob Prochnow
Tucked away in Minneapolis is the home of Great Northern Boat Works, a warehouse filled with wooden boats of all shapes and sizes. The crew there takes great pride in restoring and maintaining wooden boats of all types from small sail boats to massive Chris-Craft boats. They are dedicated to preserving the tradition of wooden boats for many generations to come.
Producer- Tanya Silver
2nd Camera- Jules Ameel
Assistant- Jesus Terrazo
Field Audio- Chase Brandau
Music- John Hilsen
Editor- Ben Johnson
With a love of traditional methods, Chip Addington crafts bags with a modern twist. We spent a few days shooting with him, following his process to create waxed nylon bags.
Chip's work space is a photographer's dream, with big windows filling the room with soft natural light. We shot a lot of tight details to highlight the level of care and precision that goes into each bag he makes.