I live in Seattle as a Moonlit Filmmaker & a Daylit Engineer. As a videographer, I aim to use my camera as a poetic exercise. I work earnestly & honestly to put & support good things in the world. Everything you see here on is an act of passion and art, I do not get paid to create these things. I volunteer my time, I do them for friends, friends of friends, people in need, and folks deserving of time & attention.

I started in film work after 35mm b/w photography opened by eyes to the world of controlling light. I picked up a super 8mm camera as a curiosity and plunged into, a now defunct, Filmmakers Collective – Soot+Chalk that churned out a few short films for festivals. Now my work is focused on more personal endeavors.  I want to create & capture well-worn beauty. I am buoyant & enthusiastic but hold space well for people with a camera in hand. I believe in Helplessness Blues.

chester wil omfHelplessness Blues

“I was raised up believing I was somehow unique.
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see.
And now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be.
A functioning cog in some great machinery, serving something beyond me.

But I don’t, I don’t know what that will be.
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see.

~ Foxes Fellowship (Robin Pecknold)

If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore.




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