The energy of this place is like other.
Nothing is permanent, not even our homes. This was a piece shot on the Big Island. Hilo, HI and all around Volcanoes National Park to be exact. Shot with a C300 on a zacuto shoulder rig. This was one of my favorite pieces to shoot. We walked on newly hardened lava. New Earth so to speak. We approached the volcano from a rocky boat to capture the lava spilling into the ocean. On top of the natural wonderment of the location, we shot a few of architect, Craig Steely’s “lava flow” homes. Modern structures of glass and clean lines standing in defiance of the path of lava.
This was the fourth story we shot in the series, On The Trail, for CBS Sunday Morning. We spent a day south of the border in Boquillas, Couahila MX.
Over the last few months, there's been a lot of talk about walls on the U.S.-Mexico border. Conor Knighton, "On The Trail" again, as part of "Sunday Morning"'s celebration of the National Park Service's centennial, takes us to Big Bend, the national park along the border whose natural walls are stunning to behold.
It's always fun to sneak under a chainlink fence and slide down some concrete walls.
Walking around Death Valley you overhear people say that they feel like they're on another planet. It certainly feels like this place belongs elsewhere.
Amazing underwater footage provided by the national park.
Devils Hole sounds like a scary place, but it's really a sanctuary. Conor Knighton take us to this tranquil place near Death Valley National Park, a refuge for one of the rarest fish in the world.
This was such a great story to shoot. Shot in Alaska at Kenai Fjords National Park and Glacier National Park in Montana. Hiking up to Grinnell Glacier was incredible. The views are beyond belief. Hiked the 7.6 mile round trip with a C300 mark II, 5D Mark III, a few lenses and a tripod. Edited in New York.
"Rephotography" - comparing photos taken at the same spot years apart - can be a detective tool, when comparing archive images of glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska and Glacier National park in Montana, to the views found today. Conor Knighton looks at how these natural wonders are disappearing at an astonishing rate.
Traveling on assignment for the year. Recent piece I shot. Edited in NY. Historical footage courtesy of the National Park.
This was a tremendous amount of fun. We circumnavigated the lake, which is as blue as a your 5th grade prized marble, on our mission to find the old man.
The Virgin Islands National Park in St. John is a small island nestled out there in the Atlantic. It's a place where one must pause, and take in the fact that this is as close to paradise as it gets.
Along the long sun beaten stretch of the I-10 between LA and Phoenix lies a place lost to time and dust. I'm not exactly sure why this place exists, but it does, well it did. Now it seems more like a relic of a long gone past. I enjoy combining the delicate and the harsh. It's like mixing a carefree past with a rough present day. This series is a exploration of that idea. A visitor to place that only resides in memories under the blistering desert sun.
In, California a quick drive can take you to as Aladdin would put it, a whole new world.
Floating in the desert.
Action Hasemeyer. Shot in Phoenix on a very hot and sunny Saturday morning. The idea was to contrast a dapper looking gentleman with the bent metal destruction of a car wrecking yard. Mr. Hasemeyer a TV personality is known for a variety hosting duties, but one happens to be reviewing cars, so this seemed like a perfect fit. I'm not normally one to use and HDR look, (I typically prefer a more natural tone), but with this set it seemed right. The more defined edges and lines of the HDR image help with the, "hardness", of the tone.