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by Katherine Yaksich

BEAUTY, BALANCE, AND GRACE | World Premiere in Paris, France   My film  Beauty, Balance, and Grace  featuring JR and NYC Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, will premiere at the Paris Short Film Festival in Paris, France on 5.5.16 at 10 PM. I’m very excited to take this film out into the world and hope you can join me at the Paris screening in a few weeks!  Tickets and info here:   http://www.psff.eu    Trailer coming soon…

BEAUTY, BALANCE, AND GRACE | World Premiere in Paris, France

My film Beauty, Balance, and Grace featuring JR and NYC Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, will premiere at the Paris Short Film Festival in Paris, France on 5.5.16 at 10 PM. I’m very excited to take this film out into the world and hope you can join me at the Paris screening in a few weeks!

Tickets and info here: http://www.psff.eu

Trailer coming soon…

A Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to the Top of 1... - The New York Times | Facebook by Katherine Yaksich

My New York Times video was one of their most popular videos this year. Full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/nyregion/on-time-lapse-rocket-ride-to-trade-centers-top-ghostly-glimpse-of-doomed-tower.html?_r=0

by Katherine Yaksich

The Moment Light Begins

Directed and edited by Reuben Hernandez
Produced by Andrew Klein and Reuben Hernandez
Commuter - Andrew Klein
Boss - Kevyn Dillow
Voice-over by Jason Perry Stevens
Color grade by Chetan Patel
Music by Tony Anderson
Production assistants - Effie Speridakos and Zanni Watkins
Special thanks to Ira Lippke Studios and Greg Bujak
“Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.” - Rumi

Several months of blood, sweat, and tears went into this video, not to mention broken equipment, reshoots, a near disaster on the Williamsburg Bridge, and multiple 5 am call times. It’s also interesting to note that both Andrew and I have similar stories, 5 years apart. I hope you enjoy this video and that it inspires you in one way or another. Andrew and I fly to Africa in exactly 2 weeks…

All My Best,
Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

This weekend I received my first tintype portrait in the mail by photographer   @gilesclement  , and it was really special to open the box and hold it in my hand for the first time. I know this sounds cheesy, but I’m pretty sure I held my breath as I was opening the box just like a kid opening up a Christmas present. It made me realize how spoiled we’ve become in the digital age, and how we expect and demand things instantaneously all the time.   
  Tintype predates film and was widely used in the 1860’s and 1870’s, so it is quite a unique experience if you ever get the opportunity to have one taken of you. It is by far the most memorable photo that I’ve ever had taken of me, especially since I spend most of the time on the other side of the camera these days.   
  I’m obsessed with handmade crafts, and inspired by people like Giles that are able to make a living doing what they love, creating handcrafted goods that help create deep and meaningful experiences for us. I hope to give this portrait away as a gift one day and have it passed down from generation to generation.

This weekend I received my first tintype portrait in the mail by photographer @gilesclement, and it was really special to open the box and hold it in my hand for the first time. I know this sounds cheesy, but I’m pretty sure I held my breath as I was opening the box just like a kid opening up a Christmas present. It made me realize how spoiled we’ve become in the digital age, and how we expect and demand things instantaneously all the time.

Tintype predates film and was widely used in the 1860’s and 1870’s, so it is quite a unique experience if you ever get the opportunity to have one taken of you. It is by far the most memorable photo that I’ve ever had taken of me, especially since I spend most of the time on the other side of the camera these days.

I’m obsessed with handmade crafts, and inspired by people like Giles that are able to make a living doing what they love, creating handcrafted goods that help create deep and meaningful experiences for us. I hope to give this portrait away as a gift one day and have it passed down from generation to generation.

by Katherine Yaksich

Self Portrait Series 
 Going Up, a self portrait inspired by @laurenfarmer. I love these handmade Rag & Bone boots! #ragandbone #raleighdenim (at Williamsburg)

Self Portrait Series

Going Up, a self portrait inspired by @laurenfarmer. I love these handmade Rag & Bone boots! #ragandbone #raleighdenim (at Williamsburg)

by Katherine Yaksich

Foster the People giving us a reason to dance on the eve of their new record release, Supermodel, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. I don’t know Mark Foster personally, but he hooked us up with free tickets and VIP passes so he seems like quite a swell guy. Check out their new album that drops today!

Foster the People giving us a reason to dance on the eve of their new record release, Supermodel, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. I don’t know Mark Foster personally, but he hooked us up with free tickets and VIP passes so he seems like quite a swell guy. Check out their new album that drops today!

by Katherine Yaksich

A photo of JR during the first day pasting at the NYC Ballet. It has been an absolute blast documenting such a prolific and influential artist. The second night of the NYC Ballet Art Series featuring JR is this Friday, February 7th. The art exhibition is open to the public  from 10 - 5   until February 8th.

A photo of JR during the first day pasting at the NYC Ballet. It has been an absolute blast documenting such a prolific and influential artist. The second night of the NYC Ballet Art Series featuring JR is this Friday, February 7th. The art exhibition is open to the public from 10 - 5 until February 8th.

by Katherine Yaksich

Our short film, Across the Pond, a finalist for Tropfest NY 2013, the world’s largest short film festival.

Last Saturday our film premiered in front of tens of thousands of people and it was an incredible, surreal, unforgettable experience. It will go down as one of my most memorable moments in NYC. Liev Schreiber was the host and some of the judges included Malcolm Gladwell and Academy Award winning producer, Fisher Stevens (The Cove). It was an honor to be a part of such a large festival and share the stage with a talented group of filmmakers. One of the highlights for me was meeting Malcolm Gladwell, my favorite author!

by Katherine Yaksich

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My photo of a haunting, dark NYC skyline the night after Hurricane Sandy devastated NYC was published on NBC New York today and broadcasted live on their morning show. Millions of residents and the vast majority of lower Manhattan still remain without power.