David Schonauer

Trending: The First Great Zoom Music Video

By David Schonauer   Tuesday May 19, 2020

Maybe you've been using Zoom for virtual cocktail hours. The indie folk-rock band Thao & the Get Down Stay Down has gone much farther, using the video-conferencing app to create what The Washington Post recently called "the first great Zoom music video." With its tour paused and everyone stuck at home, the Oakland-based band decided to shoot a music video for its new ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: How Filmmakers Capture the Empty Streets of Amsterdam, San Francisco, and NYC

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 22, 2020

Can you make a dynamic film in a city lacking dynamism? The answer is yes. With the coronavirus outbreak, the streets of the world's major cities went empty. Once filled with the sight and sounds of chaotic, bustling life, they now are uncanny scenes -- devoid of people, abandoned stages waiting for the next act to begin. Still photographers, fittingly, have been documenting the ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Exploring the Lives of Women in Male-Dominated Professions

By David Schonauer   Tuesday April 14, 2020

Gail Mooney was self-quarantined before COVID-19. The New Jersey-based photographer and filmmaker (and occasional PPD contributor) has spent the past several months holed up finishing her latest film project, a documentary about women working in traditionally male-dominated professions. The film, called "Like a Woman," profiles racecar driver Simona DeSilvestro, heavy-lift helicopter pilot Natalie Jones, engineer-turned-car mechanic Patrice Banks, and others, including 84-year-old photographer and ...   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: A Short Film About Alec Soth and How He Makes Photographs

By David Schonauer   Thursday April 9, 2020

Alec Soth says all his projects are driven by "internal need." In a new short film from the "Photographers in Focus" series at NOWNESS, Soth explains that his work -- beginning with his breakthrough 2004 project "Sleeping by the Mississippi" -- comes "out of the place that I've been at that particular time in my life." For the short film, which was commissioned by Magnum ...   Read the full Story >>

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