For the majority of June we will be in Costa Rica documenting our travels and interviewing many different Yogis that reside in the country. If you are interested in connecting with us feel free to reach out via Infocus247@gmail.com
Yesterday was pretty cool! It was not as cold as it usually is and universal randomness
brought me right where I needed to be. Hena & Chill w. ReignGlobal & friends. Now i’ve seen Reign .. or Sha as I know her now, in a few events over the past years so it was great to actually have a chance to link up and share a moment in memory.
From Henna in the front to Mini photoshoots downstairs and Yoga interviews in the back… I definitely was running from the front of the house to the back of the house recording everything that was going on.
The ladies exchanged stories of day to day life and Sha also shared a interesting inspirational story about who she personally handed her first custom Amulet to.
I thought the room we were in was all there was…. but to my surprise there was more. It felt like I walked into a cloud because of the surrounding blue all over Sha’s walls plus She did all the painting herself!
There were so many little moments that I cant type them all… but if you would like to see 4% of what happened check out the video above. It was fun and look forward to the one on one discussion about henna life and crystals with ReignGlobal coming soon.
Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries of Real Events by Barry Hampe
This book definitely was a good go to when I first began recording video and ended up with a box of tapes with little idea of how to bring together a cohesive project.
Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary–recording behavior and re-creating past events―and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; why reality is not enough; budgeting; and casting, crew, and equipment selection.
These past few months have really tested my belief in self. the more I delve into this art of capturing light, the more I see much more than just what’s through my lens. from my vantage point, it’s a different one. I am a woman. a black and brown woman. in a field saturated by men. celebrated by and for men. I see how other men photographers respond to me. i see how women models respond to me. I see the awe in some women who see my camera. I see the smirk by some men who see my camera. i see the white women group photographers, in their exclusive bubble. i see the assumptions made. I see the advantages taken of me, all witnessed by my vantage point. and honestly, I’m not even mad about any of it. I am silently watching. learning. growing. humbly. and for every rough moment, i get little sparks of love. like my momma constantly asking for her to see what i have shot. or the beautiful older black woman on the train who saw me shifting through my shoot images and she had to tell me, “your work is beautiful”, or my little niece texting me to say: “TITI!! I’m taking photography next semester, I can’t wait!” I’m letting this universe take me exactly where I knew I needed to be.
this is the most beautifully tired and unkempt I have ever been.
To Read more of Minaminers work and see more of her photography go to the source
Simply live in a child like bliss for aslong as you can. Free of responsibility, care and all the things we grow to learn over time. Fresh creativity and an endless imagination. Eyes that hold no limits in sight.
Feel where you would like to be mentally then you may arrive physically. The universe has a sense of humor that I can’t seem to one up. Long story short, 3 things I never do led to this moment of peace.
Randomly add someone from fb,
2. Volunteer to meet the person I just added &
3. Shoot that person for free.
Following intuition can be far from what you would normally do but if you listen it can lead you to where you didn’t see or feel yourself arriving. When I saw Shante make an update about being in Atlanta on a cross country journey something told me to leave a comment/invitation for a photo shoot. Due to the weather being rainy for the next couple days we decided to meet same day. We coordinated in little five points and the adventure began! The first stop was the crystal shop that I always see and never go in then we made our way back to the park for a impromptu photo session. Along the way Shante’s son displayed his directing skills. From organizing random crowds of people to the casual dog walker. Everyone seemed to comply effortlessly.
It was definitely an expected/unexpected connection! We spoke about a wide array of topics like her plan to relocate somewhere amazing, plans for the future, entheogen experiences and getting a camera for her son! After Shante’s son proved he was good via Iphone photos I handed him my camera and let him take a quick shot of his mother and the one below is what he captured. Could be my favorite shot! video coming soon possibly, I feel like I may need to save that footage for when we record more! EyeBeenHer documentary coming soon? who knowwws….