Travels in Hyperreality
I always find shooting in the States visually exhilarating. Its a landscape and culture so deeply ingrained in our cinema, literature and music that everywhere I turn feels ecstatically familiar.
“America is the original version of modernity. We are the dubbed or subtitled version. America ducks the question of origins; it cultivates no origin or mythical authenticity; it has no past and no founding truth. Having known no primitive accumulation of time, it lives in a perpetual present.” Jean Baudrillard, América
I was shooting with two Red Epic Dragons from 16oz Studios. The A camera ran with two Angenieux Optimo zooms and the B camera was permanently mounted in a gimbal rig with the Super wide Duclos 11-16mm T.2.8.
An incredibly versatile combination tirelessly tweaked and maintained by AC Charlie Perera