Short Film: Thumbnails: Episode Six // Brooks Sterling

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Thumbnails is a collection of short films by, Evan Schell, that focus on unique individuals, who have established careers based on their creative interests. Each film focuses on a person that Evan looks up to or admires because of the unwavering dedication that they have for their craft.


The newest installment of Thumbnails is about Brooks Sterling, a lifestyle photographer and art director based out of North County San Diego. Brooks’ photography has a timeless aesthetic that stems from his keen eye and passion for shooting 35mm film. His timeless imagery captures the essence of surfing and skateboarding from a participatory perspective.


Thumbnails: Episode Six, explores Brooks’ creative process while shooting surf and skate sessions leading up to his most recent collaborative photo show, ROUTINE, at SAID Space. Throughout this episode, Brooks discusses why he chooses to shoot with analog cameras in order to capture meaningful moments on celluloid.


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Film, Edit, Words, & Photos by: Evan Schell