SmugMug has debuted its newest movie that options photographer and filmmaker Andy Greatest. Referred to as “Residing in Lengthy Shadows,” the movie follows the Greatest household as they trek throughout the American Southwest.
Andy Greatest is probably going most precisely described as an adventurer and explorer as a lot as he’s a photographer. He typically lives in a camper as he street journeys throughout the nation together with his household — he has a spouse and two children. Greatest, who can also be certainly one of Sony’s founding Alpha Imaging Collective members, has photographed numerous outside adventures due to the nomadic way of life he chooses to dwell.
He has partnered with Nationwide Geographic Journey, ROAM, and different well-known journey media retailers, all whereas sustaining a household and residing a life and not using a firmly planted “dwelling base,” a kind of way of life few can say they efficiently preserve. Not many would say they even would wish to, however for Greatest, it’s the solely means.
“I’ve at all times been into images,” Greatest says in an interview with Alpha Universe in 2019, “However I by no means actually wished it to be a part of my each day job as a result of it was such a ardour. I used to be afraid if it turned work, it wouldn’t be as significant and I wouldn’t discover as a lot pleasure in it.”
Greatest says that he has studied artwork his total life, beginning with pastels, sketching, and oil portray relationship again to his time in his grandmother’s studio. He attended movie faculty in Portland, Oregon earlier than working as an impartial industrial filmmaker. Ultimately, he transitioned to images as properly.
At present, Greatest says that his location-independent residing is essential to his success. He tells SmugMug that he’s in a position to take work wherever it presents itself and deal with his mission of capturing images and movies that spotlight the fantastic thing about the Earth alongside the way in which.
Greatest has spent the higher a part of a decade on the street and says he regularly seeks inspiration in our wild locations and the totally different individuals he meets alongside the way in which.
“Creating experiences for my youngsters, whereas having the distinctive alternative to work from the street, permits me to be extra current in my household’s lives and produce the most effective work doable,” he says. “It is a chapter we’ll always remember! I hope you get pleasure from our story.”
Picture credit: Behind the scenes photos courtesy of SmugMug. All different images by Andy Greatest. All photos used with permission.