“If Nicole and I differ photographically,” James Whitaker muses, “it’s [in the fact] that she comes from a strong background in still photography and she leans into making beautifully abstract frames, while I tend to lean toward strong symmetry. We have found a fantastic balance in our craft, and we push each other to find the best way to approach the story through filmmaking. There is a deep level of respect in our collaboration that is rare.”

“There’s no shot that isn’t designed or graphic,” Nicole Whitaker adds. “Everything was planned. There was no ‘grabbing’ anything.

“Steve loves simple shots where a lot happens, and then complicated shots where people are still…”

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