Joey L. : Varansai : “Beyond”
Just watched Joey L.’s free on-line documentary : Varanasi, India: “Beyond”
(Please watch it in HD full screen, not in this little window)
Its partly about Varanasi and the Sadu’s but also partially about their journey and photography/cinematography.
Other than the fact that I think Joey L. is amazingly talented there are a few things that I really like in the documentary :
The fact that they don’t storm in to taking photos – they take a little time to get to know people and get their trust first and have a brief relationship – which I guess when most of us go on holiday we don’t have the luxury of time.
And also the fact that although his equipment is top-notch (e.g. digial medium format) – the setup is relatively simple but gets stunning results. Must be very careful in matching the flash to the ambient light.