I recall a friend once passionately trying to convince me of the greatness of their favorite musician by explaining how the music was so good it caused my colleague existential despair by thinking nothing he ever created would be able to transcend, surpass, or even just achieve the same level of magnificence as the musicians work. Now, having watched this timelapse fresh out of Burning Man, I can honestly say I know what it’s like being able to relate to that feeling.
The photography of Roy Two Thousand and his second shooters, August Winkelman and Connor McNeill, is outstanding. This, of course, isn’t entirely surprising considering some of the other gems that can be found in Roy Two Thousand’s portfolio, including The Fertile Desert, which served as an inspiration to make Lake of Dreams.
If you’re balking at the unusually long play time of seven minutes, I urge you to give it a chance anyway. You’ll be completely enthralled by the cinematography within seconds and by the end of the clip you’ll be wishing for more. There’s lighting storms, psychedelic shadow play, a beautiful representation of color and light, and oh so much more. Sit back and enjoy!
I have to admit, I felt sad for the cameras during the clips of the dust storm. Keeping your camera equipment dust free during conditions like that is exhausting, even with good housings. And, on that note, I’m glad creatives like this team are up to the challenge.
[ via Fast Company ]