Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, December 13, 2010
I've posted a short clip that talks about the photography of Richard Avedon. Certainly he's quite controversial, but that's not the reason I've posted it here. In an effort to keep my work fresh, I like to hear what photographers and film makers think about when they work. Can you capture a person's essence in an image? Is that better done by capturing reality? Or by creating an image? Can you make captured moments beautiful? One thing it seems the best photographers all share is a love of discovery.
I studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Film at NYU, then started a career in documentary filmmaking in New York City. I soon realized the city life was not for me. After time in Aspen and in Rockport Maine I came to Vermont for a seasonal television job in the ski industry and never left. I have run my own video production business, Madmotion, llc., since 1996.
I started Tweed River Video specifically for wedding video work in 2003. In addition to weddings I continue to work in documentary, commercial and sports video production and design.