Six years ago I produced a short documentary film on night photography. The title, Night of the Living Photographers,
seemed clever at the time. Six years later, with titles and credits already made, I really wish I had come up with a better title. This film, the first of its kind, was originally hosted on Studentfilms.com, an early video-hosting service that predated YouTube. But the world has changed. Studentfilms doesn't host films anymore, and YouTube has become the most popular site for that sort of thing.
Last weekend, I took a big jump into the second decade of the 21st century, and re-hosted the film on YouTube. You can watch part one
, part two
and part three
and listen to rocking soundtrack for free.
(Bodie 2004, the shot that I used in the film)
Along with the original interviews with Howie Spielman
, Troy Paiva
, Larrie Thomson
, Lance Keimeg
and Tom Paiva
, the latest version (I hesitate to call it the "director's cut") includes a great interview with night photography pioneer Steve Harper
(the interview was conducted by Tim Baskerville
of The Nocturnes
(Bodie 2006, the shot that I wished I had used in the film)
I hope you enjoy it. And please let me know what you think. I'm always kicking around the idea of doing a "Part II" featuring a few new photographers, and I'm always looking for ideas how to make the new version more interesting.