Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist’s camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth’s most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
Edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia; narrated by actors Laurence Fishburne (English), Enrique Roche (Spanish), and Ken Watanabe (Japanese). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.
Here’s a Sunday afternoon insanity break with gorgeous photography of Northern California’s redwood forests, from Jesse Rosten.
Here’s some exceptional Friday afternoon photography: the winners and runners up in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
Something beautiful for a Friday afternoon, by Swedish filmmaker Bart van der Gaag.
Something amazing to start off a Saturday:
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a new species of freaky fish that bounces on the ocean floor like a psychedelic rubber ball.