Every year on April 2nd citizens in major cities all over the world gather to take part in International Pillow Fight Day. Jon Lake – my friend and fellow photographer – invited me to go with him, and I put together this short video about the fun and carefree day we had shooting it.
The idea for this came right out of War Photographer, a documentary film by Christian Frei. The film follows the legendary photojournalist James Nachtwey while on assignment, and makes intrepid use of a custom camera attachment that gives viewers a 1st person perspective from Nachtwey’s lens. I thought it’d be fun to recreate that perspective for this riotous scene in LA’s Pershing Square. To do it, I built a camera mount of my own using some metal brackets and a GoPro sports camera, which managed to hold up despite the crudeness of my assembly.