Joey L’s Stunning New Documentary: “Beyond” Varanasi, India
The incredibly young and talented, Joey L. has released a new documentary that was shot while shooting his intimate series of photos, ‘Holy Men’. Set in the breathtaking backdrop of India, the documentary filmed by Cale Glendening shows Joey while at work with his assistant Ryan, but more importantly proves that capturing an amazing portrait isn’t just about the latest gear or technique, but truly the subject.
The film shows Joey connecting to the people of Varanasi, short snippets of Joey shooting, the ups and downs of shooting a destination photo series and the precious experiences that the three friends took back home with them. Joey’s work is inspirational, striking and incredibly thoughtful. After watching this documentary it compels you to aspire to better your craft and the meaning behind your work, or at least it did for me. The documentary stands at almost 45 minutes long and is definitely worth sitting down and watching the whole video in its entirety.
“It’s not going out with a camera and taking a bunch of snapshots and picking the best ones out of two hundred. You’re trying to get one photo a day, and that’s a good day.” -Ryan McCarney
You can see more of Joey L’s work at his website here: http://www.joeyl.com/
or his Facebook page here: Joey L. The Photographer