About a week ago, our friend Joris van Alphen flew from Holland to visit us in Formentera. Together, we spent the last week intensively creating media. To say that Joris is a talented photographer is an understatement. This year, he received the National Geographic Emerging Nature Photographer Award, a new prize for “seriously talented photographers.” Last year, he also earned a NANPA College Photography Scholarship, a prestigious grant award from the North American Nature Photography Association (this is where we met, in fact, as both Neil and I were given the same award). Last year, Joris visited me in Formentera and together we created the award-winning film “Cold-Blooded Cannibals.”
Neil and I always joke with one another about the differences between our photographic styles – Neil is technical, precise and patient, and I’m, well… less patient. The fun thing about having Joris photographing alongside us is that he has a style that’s unique to us and we all really learn a lot when were working together.
We all get a lot of questions about our photography, so while Joris was here in Formentera, we decided to create a short film to answer some of those questions. We hope you enjoy it! And of course, use the comments section if you want to ask us anything else about our photography, our book project, or life in general!