I’ve always been drawn to environments that support self-expression, safe spaces for being more open and free and loving. They happen to be in gatherings that might appear to be on the fringe…
Porter Yates is a photographer, and Dan Melamid is a director. They have been friends for many years, and both share a passion for travel and visual storytelling. Through Witness.Earth they have collaborated to develop a new style of photographic presentation to music.
I love to learn, have fun, and create honestly. I believe my photography reflects each life I live: the political, the cultural and the adventurous.
“Get down! You are in GRAVE DANGER!” a faraway voice yelled over a loudspeaker. I looked inland to see the red-blue flash of police lights as we hurried down the icy bank toward our vehicle.
Travel of course also means creation—I make the majority of my work when I am not at home, when new atmospheres are stimulating my mind.
I’ve grown to appreciate the little things, mostly, in regards to people, places, and experiences. I don’t need objects for happiness. It’s even brought me closer to the people around me.
Wild & Precious brings together treasures from a series of road trips travelled over 5 years by photographer Jesse Burke and his daughter Clover. It’s a reminder that exploration is timeless, and infinite, as should be the wild.
The sand was cool, full of beetles and scurrying white lizards. It reflected the purple and pink sunset, and was sheltered by the surrounding blue mountains. We were totally alone, laughing and running down the hills together.
For the “bootleg artist” known as Swampy, the world is an endless living canvas. Variations on his signature “swampdonkey” tag — the skull of some imaginary tusked creature — can be found in almost every imaginable setting across America: dilapidated skyscrapers in Oakland, Calif.; train trestles in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; gallery walls in Atlanta or Brooklyn.