I am Director and Cinematographer that first picked up a film camera a little over a year ago in July 2016. I initially just enjoyed the tactile process of shooting and developing, and printing my own film. But the first time I saw a large format negative printed at a massive size it changed everything. A friend of mine had a massive Joel Sternfeld print hanging in his Hudson, NY recording studio. I could not stop staring at the detail, the depth of field, and the way the format rendered space. I immediately purchased an 8x10 film camera and learned all the ins and outs. During this time, I continued to get images coming into my head that I could not shake. Influenced by my increasing unease with the current political climate in the United States, and jaw-dropping "is that the Onion?" headline after headline about what's happening in Washington DC, I realized I had to use my voice to say something about it. So I set about creating this current body of work with my 8x10 film camera.