August Bradley

August Bradley is a Photographer and Cinematographer known for his dramatic, stylized visual aesthetic.

He first established himself crafting conceptual images for advertising, editorial, and exhibition including the cover-chapter of the first Hasselblad Masters Book, L.A. Fashion Week exhibitions at MOCA, and features in numerous design, fashion, and art publications. He then turned his lens toward motion content as a cinematographer shooting TV commercials and films for brands such as ABC Family, KIA, and Xbox. You can see examples of his work at www.augustbradley.com

While continuing an active schedule in both commercial photography and cinematography, August is now also working as Director/Producer on innovative narrative projects that simultaneously span TV, theater, digital, and gallery exhibition.

Throughout his career, August has been at the forefront of applying the most advanced technology toward artistic ends. Be it lenses, cameras, and lighting or new communication and distribution technology to serve clients and reach disparate audiences, August is constantly experimenting and finding effective new methods to tell stories.

"We had early access to the new and innovative Zeiss Otus lens and wanted to work with it on a short concept film. This is the first short film shot on the new lens (it was shot shortly before the lens was released).

The ideas in this film are based on my experience at Zeiss Cine Lens Day, where invited cinematographers from around the world toured the Zeiss lens manufacturing facility in Jena, Germany. In addition to manufacturing a wide range of lenses (a process that is both highly mechanized and also involves a significant hands-on human touch), Zeiss makes planetarium projectors and watching the stars in the Zeiss Power Dome had an impact on this short piece as well.

When I approached artist David Lovejoy about building a scene with his elaborate fantasy lens machines and planetary sculptures for a Zeiss-inspired project, he was excited and explained the coincidence that it was the Zeiss planetarium projector at Griffith Observatory that inspired him in the first place to create these pieces of sculpture.

This project was created by team of people with a lot of talent and passion -- they are credited at the end of the piece. Our entire creative team was exceptional, it was a privilege to work with all of them."

August Bradley