During summer of 2011, a Chicago-based filmmaking collective called Scenic, founded with longtime collaborators and ad agency peers Mark Wisniowski
and Ryan Sievert
, had just finished a series of independently-produced music videos. Tim Navis, an incredibly talented LA-based fashion/landscape photographer whose work we were already fans of, had reached out about shooting a process piece in Iceland with Danish photographer Kim Holtermand.
The original notion centered around how two prolific photographers and peers from an online creative community would meet for the first time in a foreign landscape and capture the environment and culture in their own styles, examining their contrasting signature approaches to image-making.
What began as a story about two artists, grew to a crew of seven artists and filmmakers bringing unique perspectives from their disciplines to the table.