Monticello was fantastic. In fact all of these images were taken over a year ago on an evolving project about America's founders and the roll that their faith played (and didn't play) in the foundation of our country. I was lucky to be a tag along on that film project, meaning I didn't produce it. Lee Groberg did. He is excellent. As soon as the documentary comes out I'll post.
In the meantime though... enjoy these promised outtakes.
*this was in Philadelphia, Campos Philly Cheese steaks claims to be "the best in Philadelphia", but as I looked around town there were about 50 others making that claim. They were pretty good though.
** Lee and an extra at Massachusetts Bay Colony.
*** Yours truly in an itchy wig near the Adams home provided by Greg Moon.
Above is a walkway on Jefferson's Property. Below is a an early daguerreotype that I swiped from Jefferson's library. (Just kidding) But our actor looks great eh?
For those of you that got my mailer, you saw this, but just in case, here is a the first ever canvas we're releasing from this set.
When Jefferson told King George III that it was time for the colonies to be free, already men and women were spilling their own blood for the cause. The war continued for around eight years. But, it’s interesting to note that freedom seemed to begin the moment they declared it, not just after the war was won. It was as if redemption had already been made the moment they decided to break their ties with tyranny. The feeling was so real that they wagered their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to keep it.
As part of a Lee Groberg documentary about faith and America’s founders, I was invited to make pictures in some of America’s most historic locations.
This particular image was shot at Monticello, just off of Jefferson’s back porch. We were privileged to film throughout the night at this powerful place. Every square inch of the premises was an homage to the brilliance and depth of Thomas Jefferson’s mind.
The complexity of his mind thankfully gelled around one simple idea... Freedom.
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