Skateboarding has introduced me to many amazing people, and one of those people is Bruce Pandolfo, a self-described experimental, poetic conscious rap singer and storyteller by the moniker AllOne.
Bruce contacted me around the turn of the New Year because he was working on Zoom In, a song about Upstate New York life and attending SUNY Oswego (where we met). I immediately agreed to help with the video.
My goal was to convey a drab, lifeless locale that still showed signs of life and even beauty upon closer inspection. I focused on demonstrating the adjectives Bruce used when describing the song to me.
At first Bruce just wanted footage, but as the project progressed I volunteered to edit the video as well. Over the course of 4 or 5 dates, from January to March, I drove around Oswego in the cold pointing the DSLR and the Polaroid cube out my window, and popped out to try some long exposure time lapeses to vary the shots.
Bruce announced his new album on March 26– his 28th birthday. I had the video wrapped a couple days prior. It was a lot of fun collaborating with an artist who takes cathartic expression so seriously and methodically. Check out more of his work on his Facebook page.