Jon Langford video: Drone Operator

A video for Jon Langford & Skull Orchard’s powerful song Drone Operator was recently released, which I helped shoot (hint: I didn’t film the military/drone shots). Here’s a Langford interview from a couple days ago in Vice, where Jon talks about the song, the Mekons, aboriginal music, how he came to make an album against the death penalty, and more.

 

 

This is the second Langford music video I’ve been lucky to be involved in; I also shot this one.
 
 

Chiang Mai Scooter Life

Two girls on a scooter in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Scooters seem to be the preferred mode of transportation in Chiang Mai, and it’s amazing how many people/how much stuff can fit on one puny motorbike. I shot this yesterday, about a mile north of the old city.

Serpentine Sunlight

Street photo in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Chiang Mai, February 20th, 2014. I found a passageway between buildings with a shaft of sunlight beaming through an otherwise dark space. Pedestrians would quickly pass into and out of it. Once I got the exposure locked down for the bright sun rather than the dark passageway, I shot many, many pictures. I wasn’t able to get anything I really loved, but there were a few shots that piqued my interest, including this one.

Motorcyclist and Mannequins

Man riding motorcycle in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Here’s a follow up to Monk and Motorcycle from a couple posts back. Shot February 15th, 2014 on Santitham Road, above the old city, near where I’m staying. I like this neighborhood a lot, it’s a lively, vibrant area where you hardly ever see tourists (unlike the old city which is lousy with them).

I love you I miss you I need you, look at me

Street photo in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

February 19th, 2014, Warorot Market, the Chiang Mai neighborhood I’ve been photographically obsessed with for the last couple weeks. Hard to read at this resolution, but the title of this post is what’s printed on his shirt.

Kids

Kids at Warorot Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Warorot Market, February 16th, 2014.

Masks

Kids playing with masks at Warorot Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Yesterday at Warorot Market in Chiang Mai.

Untitled (Warorot Market, Chiang Mai)

Photo by Jim Newberry.

I spent a few minutes in the crowded Warorot Market area yesterday, photographing these disembodied bottoms–trying different angles, crouching down to hide the distracting light bulb in the background–and tried to imagine how I looked to passersby. Probably not creepy at all, right?