Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Photo Essay: Roskilde, Dome Church

Wandering through time and lifetimes and centuries of well-preserved dedication. Over worn cobbled streets on our modern pilgrimage. Using a telephoto to expand the little details beyond guard ropes... Hidden details on ceilings where frescoes and buttress connect, fist-sized golden harpy beneath a purple velvet coffin shroud, ivory cherubim, hand-hewn medieval choir stalls, gilded feet of the holy water font...  Gathering natural filtered light and re-building faded contrast from cloistered spaces. A different world bridging the temporal and the dreamed for eternal.
All images ©Bennett Barthelemy 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

I Have Come Here To Bleed

Recent publication for the winter issue of Ojai Quarterly Magazine... It has been great that for over four years now I have been able to write and shoot a feature for every issue on wilderness explorations, trails, enviro groups, local luminaries etc... Grab a copy if you see one. Barnes and Nobles etc...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Photo Essay: COP21 December 11

The deadline for a climate deal is slated for 24 hours...

I spent 10 days in Paris attending events, round tables and art installations in the Green Zone and elsewhere throughout the city and remain encouraged... All images ©Bennett Barthelemy

Monday, December 7, 2015

Indigenous Voices at COP 21

A day of sage and prayers, drums, flutes, banners, and paddling of the Seine River by indigenous from both North and South America. A press conference of indigenous activists giving voice to the rights of the earth... images ©Bennett Barthelemy
Indigenous leaders from South America and the Amazon at a press conference yesterday.

Canoes To Paris

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Photo Essay: Paris December 5th, 2015 COP21

It was a good day to attend the Paris Climate talks... It has been great having a partner to shoot/write/interview and film with...

Corinne pedals to create the energy to charge the cell phone
Pedalling to run the blenders for the fresh juice
My new friend, a newsman from Cameroon that asked me to film him
An interview at the Blue Zone of Nina Gualinga, indigenous rights activist for the Sarayaku people of the Ecuadorean Amazon.