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October 5th, 2010
September 30th, 2010
© Herd In Iceland / Lindsay Blatt
Throughout September and early October of 2010, Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart are working in Iceland on a short film and photographic project documenting the historic herding of the Icelandic horse. Each year traditional herdsman take to the back country to round up thousands of horses, which have spent the summer grazing in the highlands. Throughout the three weeks of production Lindsay and Paul have been shooting on land and air, foot and hoof across the vast Icelandic landscape. To find out more about Blatt and Taggart’s Icelandic herding adventure click here.
© Finn O’Hara
Pictured above is a film still from CHOP, a series of short films celebrating the collision between a Best Made Company axe and wood. It was shot with a Phantom HD Gold, and a series of ARRI Master prime lenses, at 1000 fps. Directed and shot by Finn O’Hara, a portrait and landscape photographer, who is based in Toronto, Canada, and London, England, the video emphasizes the impact of the blade through slow motion and dramatic audio.
Filmed at Sugino Studios, April 20th, 2010. Finished by Colr At Topix , Toronto, Canada. Edited by Bijou Editorial, Toronto, Canada. The music is by Nico Muhly. The series is being released next month at www.bestmadeco.com.
See more of Finn O’Hara’s work here.