"The Watcher"

1999. B&W 35mm print. (From the unshown “Belize” series)

Unpublished unseen b&w photography of Belize before most people even knew it was a country. (For submission to the SFMOMA online gallery.)

September 22, 2014

I shot a series of black and white film photography when I was in love with a woman, a high school sweetheart, who was away from me, and I was seventeen back in my home country, and the word “smartphone” did not exist, and neither did stress, and I walked the alleyways, and under raised houses of my town, kicking sand and dodging stilts, and found children whose laughter bellowed “I am but a child,” but whose eyes said “maybe I am not.” And I met an artist, pure and grand, after many a yard, and passing tin roof, who apparently was living in a hut within me. And I would be eighteen in a few months, free of debt, and anger, and my teeth were white, and my skin was radiant, and it would be ten years before I grew a beard, and in the interim would drive up the coast of California through the forrest and return to my lover and would show her my eyes that said “I am but a child,” and we stayed together for quite some time as my laughter now bellowed “maybe I am not.”

-Ezra Jeremiah

This is a great new talent, Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert who covers the writing at my company AboveGrey Pictures. Blasting out our AboveGrey Issue here because he’s freeeaking awesome.
- Ezra J
                                             ————     
            Congratulations to Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert!
Congratulations to copywriter Kyle Schlinkert, the newest addition to the AboveGrey Pictures’ talent! After recently winning SF’s ADC All-Stars Portfolio Night, Schlinkert proudly represented the city of San Francisco at ADC’s Global All-Stars event in New York! He’s also claimed notoriety and Addy awards for both his sharp 2014 Virgin Galactic and 2014 Bayer Campaigns. Did we already mention he’s just simply an amazing guy? It’s his inspirational writing and uplifting outlook that brought him to the writing helm at AboveGrey Pictures. Carrying with him a Masters in Advertising and a background in Sales, he offers one of the smartest voices in brand management and copywriting in the world! Ever see a thought provoking billboard or commercial that actually enhanced your life? You know, those ads that are actually memorable in an over-saturated industry? You’re looking at the superman who writes them. This is a great new talent, Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert who covers the writing at my company AboveGrey Pictures. Blasting out our AboveGrey Issue here because he’s freeeaking awesome.
- Ezra J
                                             ————     
            Congratulations to Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert!
Congratulations to copywriter Kyle Schlinkert, the newest addition to the AboveGrey Pictures’ talent! After recently winning SF’s ADC All-Stars Portfolio Night, Schlinkert proudly represented the city of San Francisco at ADC’s Global All-Stars event in New York! He’s also claimed notoriety and Addy awards for both his sharp 2014 Virgin Galactic and 2014 Bayer Campaigns. Did we already mention he’s just simply an amazing guy? It’s his inspirational writing and uplifting outlook that brought him to the writing helm at AboveGrey Pictures. Carrying with him a Masters in Advertising and a background in Sales, he offers one of the smartest voices in brand management and copywriting in the world! Ever see a thought provoking billboard or commercial that actually enhanced your life? You know, those ads that are actually memorable in an over-saturated industry? You’re looking at the superman who writes them. This is a great new talent, Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert who covers the writing at my company AboveGrey Pictures. Blasting out our AboveGrey Issue here because he’s freeeaking awesome.
- Ezra J
                                             ————     
            Congratulations to Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert!
Congratulations to copywriter Kyle Schlinkert, the newest addition to the AboveGrey Pictures’ talent! After recently winning SF’s ADC All-Stars Portfolio Night, Schlinkert proudly represented the city of San Francisco at ADC’s Global All-Stars event in New York! He’s also claimed notoriety and Addy awards for both his sharp 2014 Virgin Galactic and 2014 Bayer Campaigns. Did we already mention he’s just simply an amazing guy? It’s his inspirational writing and uplifting outlook that brought him to the writing helm at AboveGrey Pictures. Carrying with him a Masters in Advertising and a background in Sales, he offers one of the smartest voices in brand management and copywriting in the world! Ever see a thought provoking billboard or commercial that actually enhanced your life? You know, those ads that are actually memorable in an over-saturated industry? You’re looking at the superman who writes them.

This is a great new talent, Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert who covers the writing at my company AboveGrey Pictures. Blasting out our AboveGrey Issue here because he’s freeeaking awesome.

- Ezra J

                                             ————     

            Congratulations to Copywriter Kyle Schlinkert!

Congratulations to copywriter Kyle Schlinkert, the newest addition to the AboveGrey Pictures’ talent! After recently winning SF’s ADC All-Stars Portfolio Night, Schlinkert proudly represented the city of San Francisco at ADC’s Global All-Stars event in New York! He’s also claimed notoriety and Addy awards for both his sharp 2014 Virgin Galactic and 2014 Bayer Campaigns. Did we already mention he’s just simply an amazing guy? It’s his inspirational writing and uplifting outlook that brought him to the writing helm at AboveGrey Pictures. Carrying with him a Masters in Advertising and a background in Sales, he offers one of the smartest voices in brand management and copywriting in the world! Ever see a thought provoking billboard or commercial that actually enhanced your life? You know, those ads that are actually memorable in an over-saturated industry? You’re looking at the superman who writes them.

"Man On Stage"

For Robin Williams
…who helped me big time confirm my path a decade ago when we were dirtily joking about my first video art piece. ‘Robin, your quick n filthy humor will always fester in my heart. Love ya man.’ (14”x11”, Pencil and Charcoal on Paper) Sketch of male model at ArtSpan/Dr. Sketchy’s event SF. Completed a day after the event on February 14th, 2014. Available on EzraJeremiah DeviantArt.

Congratulations to cinematographer Alejandro Wilkins. His work on The Last Dinner Party starring Ava Bogle, Christina Zamora, Hallee Hirsh, and Sam Hardie will screen as an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! This is the third time his cinematography work is showing at the HollyShorts Film Festival. Catch it Tuesday August 19th at 5pm, TCL Chinese Theater 6 in Hollywood!

Congratulations to cinematographer Alejandro Wilkins. His work on The Last Dinner Party starring Ava Bogle, Christina Zamora, Hallee Hirsh, and Sam Hardie will screen as an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! This is the third time his cinematography work is showing at the HollyShorts Film Festival. Catch it Tuesday August 19th at 5pm, TCL Chinese Theater 6 in Hollywood!

Bravery in Winter

(14”x11”, Pencil and Charcoal on Paper) Sketch of female model at ArtSpan/Dr. Sketchy’s event San Francisco. This was a figure sketch of just the female model. The scene was added a day after the event, and completed February 14th, 2014. Available at Ezra Jeremiah Deviant.

Dahlias With Ronen or Damn It You Gotta Be Kidding Me I Can’t Afford to Add Painting to My Art

(10” x 10”, Acrylic on Canvas Panel) Completed on January 21st, 2014. This is my first painting as an artist. I went for it. Twenty hours of a lovely three day journey. Started with my friend Ronen at the dahlia garden in front of the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Available at EzraJeremiah DeviantArt. Original not for sale.

Four Flowers

                                   AboveGrey Pictures News
Van Cliburn “Reach” spot an Official Selection of HollyShorts Film Festival!
Yet another big congratulations to Aaron Kodz for his Van Cliburn “Reach” commercial. The dramatic spot is an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! Van Cliburn “Reach” will have its West Coast Premiere, Friday August 15 at 5pm at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood!The Van Cliburn “Reach” spot was selected for the 2014 SHOOT Magazine’s New Director Showcase that debuted both the ad and Kodz in SHOOT’s New York event at the DGA Theater. Kodz was also shortlisted for the Young Director’s Award at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, and cleaned up as a Winner of the New Talent category at the 2013 Ciclope International Advertising Festival! In his SHOOT interview Kodz spoke of a recent PSA gig as an “opportunity for my work to make a direct impact in people’s lives and change the world for the better.” Kodz would be in competition to bring home another Best Commercial Award as Ezra J Stanley did at the 2011 HollyShorts Fest for his acclaimed Levi’s “Post-Mortem” cinematic spot. The two SHOOT Magazine Director alumni are partnered guns under Stanley’s boutique AboveGrey Pictures.
Inquiries: info@abovegreypictures.com  (323) 452-2524  AboveGreyPictures.com 
About HollyShortsThe Hollyshorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.HollyShorts.com                                    AboveGrey Pictures News
Van Cliburn “Reach” spot an Official Selection of HollyShorts Film Festival!
Yet another big congratulations to Aaron Kodz for his Van Cliburn “Reach” commercial. The dramatic spot is an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! Van Cliburn “Reach” will have its West Coast Premiere, Friday August 15 at 5pm at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood!The Van Cliburn “Reach” spot was selected for the 2014 SHOOT Magazine’s New Director Showcase that debuted both the ad and Kodz in SHOOT’s New York event at the DGA Theater. Kodz was also shortlisted for the Young Director’s Award at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, and cleaned up as a Winner of the New Talent category at the 2013 Ciclope International Advertising Festival! In his SHOOT interview Kodz spoke of a recent PSA gig as an “opportunity for my work to make a direct impact in people’s lives and change the world for the better.” Kodz would be in competition to bring home another Best Commercial Award as Ezra J Stanley did at the 2011 HollyShorts Fest for his acclaimed Levi’s “Post-Mortem” cinematic spot. The two SHOOT Magazine Director alumni are partnered guns under Stanley’s boutique AboveGrey Pictures.
Inquiries: info@abovegreypictures.com  (323) 452-2524  AboveGreyPictures.com 
About HollyShortsThe Hollyshorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.HollyShorts.com

                                   AboveGrey Pictures News

Van Cliburn “Reach” spot an Official Selection of HollyShorts Film Festival!


Yet another big congratulations to Aaron Kodz for his Van Cliburn “Reach” commercial. The dramatic spot is an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! 
Van Cliburn “Reach” will have its West Coast Premiere, Friday August 15 at 5pm at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood!

The Van Cliburn “Reach” spot was selected for the 2014 SHOOT Magazine’s New Director Showcase that debuted both the ad and Kodz in SHOOT’s New York event at the DGA Theater. Kodz was also shortlisted for the Young Director’s Award at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, and cleaned up as a Winner of the New Talent category at the 2013 Ciclope International Advertising Festival! In his SHOOT interview Kodz spoke of a recent PSA gig as an “opportunity for my work to make a direct impact in people’s lives and change the world for the better.” Kodz would be in competition to bring home another Best Commercial Award as Ezra J Stanley did at the 2011 HollyShorts Fest for his acclaimed Levi’s “Post-Mortem” cinematic spot. The two SHOOT Magazine Director alumni are partnered guns under Stanley’s boutique AboveGrey Pictures.


Inquiries: 

info@abovegreypictures.com  (323) 452-2524  AboveGreyPictures.com
 

About HollyShorts
The Hollyshorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.HollyShorts.com

Sweet commercial spot for Foot Locker and Reebok Pump directed by Aaron Kodz at AboveGrey Pictures. It’s simple, but has styyyyyyyle. Great editing. 

- Ezra J

Coldwell Banker “Every Phase” Commercial directed Aaron Kodz at AboveGrey Pictures. Aaron is great at getting heartfelt emotion from his actors, and creating genuine sweet moments of life. A warm commercial all around and why I love having him play with me at AboveGrey Pictures.