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Anthony Kerr

Storyteller Spotlight: Motojournalism

Posted by on July 19th, 2012

Anthony Kerr

Let me introduce you to Anthony Kerr. He’s a 32 year old Canadian and has been blogging over at motojournalism.com for the last two years. Kerr brings a unique mix of overland motorcycling know-how and photographic knowledge to his audience. He writes on topics that range from packing a bike for a big trip to nailing composition in photographs.

On his motorcycle powered travels (he has never owned a car) to 10 countries in North and Central America, Kerr has caved out a niche in the photography world. He said, “I think it’s important to have a passion outside of photography itself. Like, you should be into something besides the cameras themselves, Cameras are just a tool to tell stories after all.”

The love for cameras came before motorcycles, but only slightly. Kerr is a self-taught photographer who used to break into his high school’s unused dark room to develop film while learning the basics from Time-Life books. He renewed his passion for photos in 2005 and started working seriously at it in 2007, about the same time he was planning his first overland trip. “I figured if I was going to head out into the world I should make a worthwhile effort to document it,” he said.

Graphic courtesy of Anthony Kerr

That effort paid off. By the time Kerr reached Panama City on his Canada to Panama ride his post on ADVRider had nearly a quarter-million views. Lots of people wanted to know about his photography and asked questions about what kind of gear he was using. “I figured there would be enough moto-travelers that would enjoy learning more about photography.” And thus Motojournalism was born. Continue reading

Devin Graham Hawaii

Spotlight: Devin Graham’s Amazing Videos

Posted by on September 21st, 2011

Photo via devinsupertramp

 I think it was Jeremy Cowart (I could be wrong) who once wrote about the spread of high-end camera equipment. He told a story about getting turned down by several companies when he offered his photographic services. They said something to the effect of, “Why do we need to hire a photographer? Everybody knows a kid with a 5D.”

It’s true, most people do know the “kid with the 5D” but just because you own a slick piece of gear doesn’t mean you know how to use it. Enter Devin Graham aka devinsupertramp to those who know him on YouTube. He’s young but he is mastering a niche where he marries exotic and compelling footage with stunning Glidecam work.

Often he films the standard YouTube fare (read friends jumping off high things) but adds a level of professionalism and creativity uncommon for the video sharing website. Some of his best work is his commercial and documentary projects, like this one he did for the Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. (I hope you have a fast connection because all his videos deserve to be watched in HD)

His piece on fire dancing is less scenic but equally epic.

And his footage from Tahiti is enough to make any desk jockey jealous.

Of course his “just for fun” videos are pretty great too.

Graham relies heavily on a Glidecam 4000 to capture his signature flying look and has the added benefit of working with composer Stephen Anderson to score most of his films. To find out more about Graham check out his blog devingraham.blogspot.com.