Monday, November 28, 2011

SF Bay Guardian + OccupySF

The new San Francisco Bay Guardian came out Wednesday and it features some of my new wet plates that I shot at OccupySF. I was immediately interested when presented with the story - found HERE. The job was to put faces to the movement here in San Francisco. They are usually portrayed as crowds of angry protesters or images of all the signs. Hearing what they had to say and how they said it was in stark contrast to how they were being portrayed.

Listen to what they have to say:

Listen to Adam HERE
From the SF Bay Guardian Blog - HERE

Listen to Derek HERE
From the SF Bay Guardian Blog - HERE

Much thanks to Mirissa at the Bay Guardian, Patrick, my security & super assistant and those that let me photograph them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chlorophyl Teaser!!! + Borscht 7 Film Festival

Putting the finishing touches on the color. Until then check out the teaser for Chlorophyl, a new short by Barry Jenkins. I shot this down in Miami and had such a great time working on it. The cast and crew were great to work with.

Many thanks to Barry Jenkins and Borscht Film Festival for making this happen.

Teaser for our latest short film, CHLOROPHYL, commissioned by Miami arts collective Borscht. Screening April 23rd, the initiative paired Miami reared filmmakers with local musicians. In this case, Miami born and raised Strike partner Barry Jenkins paired with Miami Chill Wave artist MillionYoung to create this slice of life piece inspired by the MillionYoung track Chlorophyl.
Featuring cinematography by newest Strike collaborator David Bornfriend and a first time acting turn by newcomer Ana Laura TreviƱo, the short marks the first piece of Strike content created by South Florida Strike partners Barry Jenkins and Justin Barber in their native South Florida land. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2011

2010 Collaboration - Final Version - NSFW

Finally done, and so happy to finally show this. Like I said in a previous post, this was a collaboration with the super talented artists Lauren Machen, Forest Kelley, and myself. Check out her blog and website for more work. And huge thanks to Forest for the sound design/composing.

Pod from David Bornfriend on Vimeo.

An organic transformation from 1.

A collaboration between Lauren Machen, David Bornfriend, and Forest Kelley.

Creative Director/Fashion Designer: Lauren Machen

Director of Photography/Editor: David Bornfriend

Sound Design: Forest Kelley

Model: Bianca S.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Using Your Hearing - Jay Forry

Using Your Hearing from David Bornfriend on Vimeo.

2010 Wrap Up - Part 2

Towards the tail end of 2010, I had the opportunity to flex my cinematography skills on the project Blind Film Critic - Jay Forry. Director Michael Jacobs and I blazed through Tampa, FL, problem solving on our feet and just pure and simply, making things happen...even willing things to happen. No was not an option. If there was a test of personal and creative fortitude, this had to be it. Maintaining focus and strategizing on the fly, we made what I am proud to say is something I am humbled to have worked on. The subject, Jay Forry, a film critic who went blind at the age of 28 years old, is such a warm-hearted genuine human being. Not letting anything get in his way, he pursued his passion for film and has a fresh point of view for reviewing films. You can check out his film reviews at Blindside Reviews.

It was just a not so subtle reminder that in the creative field, whether photography or the motion picture world, things can and do go wrong. But you are defined by how you respond to these things. It sounds cliche saying it, but it's true.

Much thanks to :
Strike Anywhere Films
Michael Jacobs - Director of Audience of One
Snap Sound
Jay Forry - Film critic/writer of Blindside Reviews

Monday, March 14, 2011

2010 Collaboration - Lauren Machen

Putting the finishing touches on a project started at the end of 2010. It was a collaboration with a super talented artist Lauren Machen. Check out her blog and website for more work.

It has been a rough but enjoyable ride to edit the video and wet plates. Look for updates very soon.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2010 ----- what a ride it's been!

2010.....what an interesting year you have been. To wrap things up proper, here is the first of a few updates from 2010, and highlights of amazing projects and collaborations I was humbled to be a part of as a contributor. Looking forward to 2011 and all the possibilities!

First things first, here is an inspiring new project for the ITVS Future States series, written and directed by the hugely talented Barry Jenkins. Had the pleasure of capturing the behind the scenes on this Strike Anywhere Production. The crew on this was absolutely awesome and inspiring. Watch for it at a film festival near you or online in March. Don't worry, I'll be sure to post when it is actually available.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jesse Hazelip: The Belle of the Brawl

Jesse Hazelip, the Oakland based artist, is putting the finishing touches on some amazing new work and will open a solo show at 941 Geary Gallery next week in San Francisco. The show is a must see!

Saturday, January 15 - February 26th, 2011
Opening: Saturday January 15th, 7-11pm

941 Geary Gallery
941 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Wet Plates

Finally getting these up. Shot some new wet plates of a good friend and artist, Salah Khudari, super talented illustrator & painter. Check out his work HERE and keep up to date with new sketches and news of upcoming shows.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Buffalo and Birds

Last week I had the opportunity to meet and shoot local Bay Area artist Jesse Hazelip. With recent work for the SFMOMA Artist Gallery and a plethora of previous shows and many more things in the works, this talented guy is going places.

I love photographing artists from other disciplines. They bring such a unique perspective that helps inform my process. His work caught my eye awhile back with some well placed wheat pasted works and eventually a solo show at
White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. It's always an amazing experience when you view an artist's work and feel such a deep connection to it. I really believe in what he is doing and can't wait to see what is coming next.

Check out his work HERE and keep up to date with all of his upcoming shows on his blog.