Photographic portraits pulled from 5k video

Written by
Cliff Englert
Creative Partnerships

Our attempt to showcase our connection to the people we met in Marfa and start a conversation around the future of photographic elements coming from high quality filmmaking.

In our previous post, we outlined an approach to storytelling while shooting in overly cinematic environments like Marfa, TX — a post inspired by recent work from Adobe’s Create Magazine titled “MARFA. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE.

We were amazed by the landscape, the environment and inspired by the people who make Marfa unique. So here are some still portraits we captured and pulled in 5k. This is our attempt to showcase our connection to the people we met in Marfa and start a conversation around the future of photographic elements coming from high quality filmmaking.

“There are places in the world that are considered ‘thin places,’ and that’s where the physical and spiritual world get very close, there’s little separating it. This is a thin place.”
“Well, when I first come out here, I didn’t know that Texas went 8,000 feet in the air. It’s so big, it’s just overwhelming at first. Now, I can’t picture any livable place being anything but that.”
“Marfa definitely has an independent spirit. I think something that continues to draw people here is this notion of independence. Being able to make your own vision reality.”
“I was shooting and a truck went by and then quickly reversed back up. And this guy got out, he said “well, you can’t do this unless you get permission.” And I said, “well, who should I get permission?” and he said “well, you can start with me. So I sent him some pictures after that. And from that, blossomed a relationship… now we spend Thanksgivings together.”
“For me the landscape out here it’s large, it’s vast, it’s open. You are pretty exposed. And I think that kind of openness relates to how you behave as a person.”
“Most of the people I can think of didn’t come here because they were looking for this, they came here because they were just looking for something. And low and behold, look what they’ve found.”
“I’ve never felt more at home in a place than I feel here.”
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