New Official Philip Hyde Short Video

November 17th, 2011 by David Leland Hyde Leave a reply »

The Official Philip Hyde Short Video

Bob Yellowlees, proprietor of Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta is a genius for hiring Tony Casadonte as gallery manager. Tony Casadonte also builds the Lumiere Gallery search-friendly website on WordPress, presents and sells vintage prints and digital prints, oversees matting and framing, coordinates events, activities and a lecture series with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta… and… oversees the recording of videos. He directed the NEW 3:18 MINUTE PHILIP HYDE SHORT VIDEO…

Philip Hyde from Lumière on Vimeo.

The Making Of The New Video

One day Tony Casadonte told me I would receive a recorder in the mail. Seemed a bit strange, but everything is strange these days when it comes to technology. Sure enough, one day this box about 6″ X 10″ X 8″ arrived in my mailbox. I opened it up. Tony explained the contraption, “It’s only a couple hundred dollar recording machine, but we shipped it FedEx to be sure it arrived safely.” It was digital. No tapes. OK, I know I am hopelessly stuck in the 1980s when I remember my father picking up the first tape recorder commercially available from Sony. Anyway, no moving parts, amazing. Just press a button and start talking.

Tony gave me an outline of his interview points and I started speaking into the microphone to answer them. Every so often Tony interrupted and said, “Well, what about this?” or “That?” In a flash, seemed like, we had an hour and a half of me rattling on about my father pioneer landscape photographer and conservationist Philip Hyde and his work. I burned a copy of the recording right to my computer for backup, put the recorder in the box and done. Tony said he would have to edit it. OK, I agreed. He sent me several versions of the audio, cut down to three and four minutes. The editing shined in one version. Tony said, I’ll have my guy Neal go to work on this and cue up a video with music and your father’s photographs. Hopefully we will be able to make a video or two more out of the rest of the recording.

In a day or two Tony and Neal posted the newest version of the video on Vimeo and a slightly different version on YouTube. Take a look. I am amazed at the results. From my convoluted ramblings, they somehow cut a very focused, concise statement about my father that would have made him proud. Hats off to Tony Casadonte and his team, or is it Bob Yellowlees’ team? Anyway, great job gentlemen, thank you. Take a look yourself… and… don’t miss the current exhibition at Lumiere Gallery, “Messages from the Wilderness,” prominently featuring Dad’s conservation photography and the work of other great conservation photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edna Bullock, Peter Essick, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Tom Murphy, Bradford Washburn, Edward Weston and Brett Weston.

Messages From The Wilderness Exhibition

November 12-December 23, 2011

Lumiere Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue
Building 5, Suite 29B
Atlanta, GA 30305

For more information about the exhibition see the blog post, “Messages From The Wilderness Opening At Lumiere Gallery.”

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  1. Steve Sieren says:

    Great short video David, just makes me curious to when you’ll create a longer version. You obviously have enough to create an hour long show or more. Shared it on Facebook, Google + and Twitter. Hopefully others will too. Nice talking to you the other day.

  2. Thank you so much Steve for sharing this on the various social media. We definitely plan to make at least one more longer video, probably one about 10 or 12, maybe 15 minutes. However, I feel you have a good idea to do an hour movie too. I also enjoyed talking to you the other day about the state of landscape photography, Fall color, color saturation and much more. I liked your replies to Mizzy’s comment about saturation on your blog’s introduction to this blog. Your first statement was tough, but cordial. Then as he came around, you were kind, welcoming and reconciling. I liked how you handled it. Mizzy turned out to be a decent guy after all. Maybe I’m crazy to do this, especially here, but why not? Maybe it’s meant to be. Here’s the hot exchange for those who would like to read it:

  3. Excellent video David, incredibly inspiring and very authentic due to your voice and relationship to Philip – great work. I will definitely share this on my blog. thanks again for all you give to the photography community.

  4. Hi Robert, I appreciate hearing from you and your sincere praise of the video. Thank you for sharing it anywhere you can. Please feel free to embed the video in your website or blog. You can embed it in any web page. Just go to the Lumiere Gallery website, click on “What’s New,” scroll down to the video, or just go to: . Start the video. Then mouse over the right side of the video. A number of icons come up that include “Share,” and “Embed.” Click on “Embed” and then click on “Copy Embed Code.” Paste it into any web page. You can apparently share the video from there also.

  5. Dear David.

    Today, I saw this video for the sixth time, soon after I was notified as a subscriber of your blog. Fortunately, this wonderful video has appeared in my friend`s, and contact`s, social media streams quite a few times the recent days, but it wasn`t until now that I understood why I felt so compelled to watch it again. Your voice, David.

    The statement, photographs and information was now suddenly presented in a fluid stream of emotional inspiration, and for me, it was your voice and your words that turned the video into music. This is a fine video indeed, David, and even though his work stands brilliantly on its own, I think the video can fill a gap for those who are inspired by both the environmental and photographic work of your father in order to make a more personal, intimate connection, even if he is not amongst us anymore. Though, I do believe that the owner of this blog is greeted by his touch and advices from time to time 🙂 I lost my father to leukemia last winter, and have later understood how strong a bond between father and son really is. Stronger than I ever could see, or even imagine, when he was still alive.

    I deeply enjoyed listening to your voice and I am very happy to see that the timeless photography of Philip Hyde has been brought further into the world of present, and future, photographers, environmentalists and art lovers by Lumière`s work as well.

    Hats off, David!
    And, thank you.

    Best Wishes
    Seung Kye

  6. Hi Seung Kye, Wow, it’s great to find out that you are getting hit with the new video from every direction. I am so grateful to those who are spreading it around, and to people like you who are well connected. Thank you for watching it so many times and for your note about my voice. I worked in radio for a few years. I am deeply moved by what you said about fathers and sons. I felt a very strong bond with Dad before he passed, but it was nothing like how I felt after he had gone. Your words have great impact, Seung Kye. Right after reading what you wrote, I went back and watched the video again myself. I’ve watched it dozens of times. I like the music too. Of course the main attraction of the photographs look great in that context, but the entire package seemed to come together like magic, like it was meant to happen that way.

  7. Sean Arbabi says:

    Great video David- finally added the link on my Google+, Facebook, and Twitter pages- always good for others to know some of the great photographers in the past, and how they shaped our industry. Nice job!

  8. Hi Sean, thank you for commenting here and for adding the new Philip Hyde video to your social media platforms. I sure hope some of the landscape photographers around the internet had a chance to read your Outdoor Photographer magazine article on Point Reyes in which you mentioned Dad’s role in helping to create the national seashore. I also highly enjoyed your coverage of how Brett Weston, Ansel Adams and other great pioneers besides my father photographed Point Reyes National Seashore. Readers can find the article from under the tab PRESS/EVENTS in the dropdown menu under News Room or here: . Point Reyes’ photographic heritage proved fascinating. I’m also glad the article is online for all to see in perpetuity. I don’t know, but I imagine it sells more magazines to put it online than to keep it off and require people to buy the magazine to read it. The latter is done by magazines that just don’t quite get the new economy yet, not that I do, but I’m working on being a good web citizen, which mainly entails “giving to receive.”

  9. Tom Phillips says:

    Great Video! Very inspiring David, hope to see the longer version soon. Please keep us posted.

  10. Hi Tom, thank you for your support and interest.

  11. David, this is a wonderful little video! Hope to see a longer version soon!

  12. Thank you, Victoria. I’m glad you had a chance to watch it. Your Golden Decade book is magnificent. I’m glad you had another limited edition pre-launch batch of 40 made. I wish you and Ken the very best in the publishing process. For all readers: Victoria’s father, Don Whyte, went to photography school under Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Minor White et al, in the same class as my father. My father and Don Whyte, from what we can tell, were partners for the portrait assignment. At any rate, besides portraits of several other classmates, my dad made portraits of Don Whyte and Don Whyte made portraits of Dad.

  13. Thank you for the introduction to your father. I had heard the name Philip Hyde just in conversation but had not see any work, so this a lovely introduction to his work. Best regards, steve

  14. Thank you for writing your compliments and for watching, Steve. I appreciate your interest.

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