Ben Weiland is a filmmaker who's name has become synonymous with films that touch the far corners of this Earth. Stories of the human experience, through struggle and triumph, told through a cinematic lens. He recently joined his close collaborator, Brian Davis, to launch Fielder Films -- a studio dedicated to telling the types of stories that have become the bedrock of their prior collaborations.
Micka Woodless is a photographer based out of Capbreton, France. His work has a consistent through line of light and motion, as he uses different expired film stocks while chasing the thrill of his subjects. He has an infinity for things that have lived a previous life and are rich with character, be it a vintage car or bike, an artfully crafted surfboard or a well ridden skateboard.
Along the shores of St. Augustine, Florida you will find cinematographer Dustin Miller. His journey into filmmaking has been anything but traditional, which makes his current body of work all the more commendable. Having never lived near a major production hub, he's had to work that much harder to connect with the directors and production companies he’s been keen to work with.
Art. Community. Friendship. Three things that should thrive in every local creative scene, and yet it is not always easy to find - especially authentically. When we came across The Kings Lens and Friends, located in Newport, RI, we instantly felt its honest approach to showcasing artists’ work and the genuine support from the community. We knew this was no ordinary gallery.
We’ve been curious about the folks behind the pages of this magazine, so we reached out to founders Jan Eric Hühn and Alex Schuchmann to dig into why they started Hometown, what it means to them, and how they’ve gone about producing the tangible product they have.
Ivan Antonyshev is a talented and highly sought-after tattoo artist. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, he now travels using his tattooing as a vehicle to see the world. He's found a new love for photography, a passion that has provided an alternative creative outlet for him.
Jess Kellner is a multi disciplinary artist who’s work has a strong focus on exploring the human condition. It’s a theme that you see in his artwork as well as his filmmaking. While his main forte on most days is acting, he’s also turned his attention behind the lens having recently written & directed his first short film, entitled “Enough is Enough”.
Johnny Komar is a humble, soft spoken guy with an outlook on life that has been shaped by his formative years. He appreciates well-made items and friendships forged in the trenches. Earning his respect is bound by hard work and loyalty, values he himself embodies daily.
There was a shed that was built on our property by the original owner in the 1970s. It had a lot of character so it got me thinking what it could be used for. Once I realized it was fully insulated, the idea of an office/workspace came about.
During a time where covid posed a lot of downfalls and closed doors, I used it as a jumping board to hit the road. It was Autumn 2020 during the point where the film industry still wasn’t completely back to normal, so I looked at it as an opportunity to make the most of the down time.