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Antarctica by Katherine Yaksich

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One of the final images I captured on my beloved Canon 5D mark II, on assignment in Antarctica

I did it. I sold my first DSLR camera, the Canon 5D mark II, which changed the course of my life. I didn’t realize how emotionally attached I’d become to this camera. I’m sure some of you can relate.

My trusty 5DII traveled with me to all seven continents, from Africa to Antarctica, and never ever let me down. It helped me forge a new path, realize my dream of doing what I love for a living (after I quit my last and only full time job 7 years ago), and led me to places that I only dreamed of such as Antarctica.

This is where it all began for me and I’m happy to pass the torch onto the next person/generation of photographers. Thanks to photographers Miah Klein and Matthew Morgan who helped guide me after I decided to jump in and purchase this camera 8 years ago. Long live the 5D mark II!

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

Antarctica screens tonight at @anthologyfilmarchives in NYC at 8:45 pm.   

Info:   http://newsletter.newfilmmakers.com/q/8UCZ0Re4G3Wa4im13lJ0f2pw6qupRzhLVEo-w9zmDLKCljcQW4i6IWQvR    

Hope you can make it out!   

#antarcticaordie  

(at Anthology Film Archives)

Antarctica screens tonight at @anthologyfilmarchives in NYC at 8:45 pm.

Info: http://newsletter.newfilmmakers.com/q/8UCZ0Re4G3Wa4im13lJ0f2pw6qupRzhLVEo-w9zmDLKCljcQW4i6IWQvR

Hope you can make it out!

#antarcticaordie

(at Anthology Film Archives)

by Katherine Yaksich

I’m making a movie and feeling grateful   #nofilter


  (at New York, New York)

I’m making a movie and feeling grateful

#nofilter

(at New York, New York)

by Katherine Yaksich

Happy Earth Day 🌍✌️ 

#antarcticaordie 

(at Antarctica)

Happy Earth Day 🌍✌️ #antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

NYC Independent Film Festival - Films - Antarctica by Katherine Yaksich

Check out this interview I did for my Antarctica film premiere next week. Below are some excerpts and the full interview is here: https://www.nycindieff.com/film/antarctica

Interview by Kerby Pierre. 

KP: Thank you Reuben for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Your film is very unique. What inspired you to film this exotic short?
RH: I had a strong feeling that visiting Antarctica, my final continent, would be a significant life experience. I wanted to memorialize the journey in a special, meaningful way. I was inspired by Ron Fricke’s time-lapse work in Samsara, and the one second a day sequence in the movie, Chef.

KP: The film shows NYC, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Antarctica. Why did you choose those five locations?
RH: The film begins and ends in NYC, which is where I live now. Argentina is where we embark on the Antarctic expedition ship, and I also wanted to visit the Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) in Bolivia, and photograph the Milky Way rise above the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the driest places on earth.

KP: Of all the vast landscapes of these five diverse countries how did you narrow it down to two minutes?
RH: It was incredibly challenging to film every single day, especially on the boring days where not much was happening, such as travel days or days at sea. I really had to reach and try and find beauty in the mundane, and editing it down to just one second a day was extremely difficult. There are a lot of beautiful shots that didn’t make the final cut.

KP: What do you want the audience to get from this beautifully shot short?
RH: There is beauty everywhere, even in the mundane. Antarctica, the largest wilderness area in the world, transformed and forever changed me. Never in my entire life have I been in such close proximity to so much wildlife and such raw, untouched beauty. It humbled me because it is like no other place on earth. I hope these images will have a lasting impact and inspire others to protect and safeguard the future of our planet.

by Katherine Yaksich

Join me next week for the world premiere of my film, ANTARCTICA, screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm.  Trailer:   http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer    Tickets and info:    https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1     I look forward to seeing you there!

Join me next week for the world premiere of my film, ANTARCTICA, screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm.

Trailer: http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer

Tickets and info: https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1

I look forward to seeing you there!

by Katherine Yaksich

35 mm film photo of me on top of Half Dome by @matthewtmorgan   

#filmisnotdead #justdothedomething  

(at Half Dome Summit)

35 mm film photo of me on top of Half Dome by @matthewtmorgan

#filmisnotdead #justdothedomething

(at Half Dome Summit)

by Katherine Yaksich

“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.” - Rumi 

 Zanzibar actually has decent, untouched surf. We took a boat to the outer reefs and were pleasantly surprised.  

 2 of 2 for @topodesigns  
#bigcatsplayball 

  (at Zanzibar, Tanzania)

“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.” - Rumi

Zanzibar actually has decent, untouched surf. We took a boat to the outer reefs and were pleasantly surprised.

2 of 2 for @topodesigns
#bigcatsplayball

(at Zanzibar, Tanzania)

by Katherine Yaksich

Tiny Beautiful Things  

#antarcticaordie #marchofthepenguins  

(at Antarctica)

Tiny Beautiful Things

#antarcticaordie #marchofthepenguins

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

| changes | 

 Contemplating these words today:  

 “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”  

 - Rumi 

 #antarcticaordie 

 (at Antarctica)

| changes |

Contemplating these words today:

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”

- Rumi

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

“He who seeks beauty will find it.” - Bill Cunningham  

#antarcticaordie #iamnature   

(at Antarctica)

“He who seeks beauty will find it.” - Bill Cunningham

#antarcticaordie #iamnature

(at Antarctica)