Some of the works on this page are mine entirely, others have been created with others - on those occasions, I've usually been credited as Director of Photography (Millions: The Series, The Distance Between Us, In the Weeds, the Tim Toishi, Mark Brathwaite and J Reyez videos,
Been lucky enough to work with:
____ Atom Egoyan // cannes laureate, academy award nominee director
___ Woody Harrelson // acclaimed actor and theatre director
_ Éric Piccoli // digital emmy nominee director and overall awesome guy
When I was 17, I made a business card for myself that said 'Artist'. Now I struggle with how to describe what I do, but I try to retain that bold spirit I had as a kid!
a little bit of poetry... because words also matter!
I've always been fascinated by ARCHITECTURE. here's a few images from my INSTAGRAM @cpinstagrams. give it a follow or a couple of likes if you enjoy!
music works. with music you get the chance to tell stories within a more flexible narrative framework. MTV changed the way things are done. then everything started not making sense. and now, again, there are thousands of incredible creators re-thinking what it means to make a music video!
LANGUAGES are fascinating. I'm lucky enough to know four them - FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH, and ENGLISH. I also thoroughly enjoy Cantonese and have a personal goal of learning some Korean in the near future.
I LOVE SHOOTING FOOD BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT TRULY HAS THE POWER OF BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. ACROSS CULTURES, SHARING A MEAL IS OFTEN AN OCCASION TO EXCHANGE VALUABLE INFORMATION AND AFFECTIONS.
I call bullshit on anybody that says commercials can only serve business. for an artist with intent, it's a form so incredibly rich, an exercise in distilling a proposition into an audio-visual composition. and bam. something inspired you. what do you do next? ALWAYS HAVE AN ACTION ITEM at the end of a video. guide your audience toward a next step. ALWAYS.
LIVE STUFF is the best because you get to respond to a performance... through camerawork, to take in light and take in sound and try and reflect the atmosphere. more shows, please!
FASHION IS A BIT LIKE MUSIC VIDEOS. IT'S A GENRE MOSTLY DEVOID OF CONVENTIONS. IT SPANS FROM EXPERIMENTAL, INCOMPREHENSIBLE MOODY FOOTAGE ALL THE WAY TO GLOSSY COMMERCIALS. I DON'T DO MUCH OF IT, BUT I HAVE SOME FRIENDS THAT ARE AMAZING AT IT!