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Kevin Garrison  Cinematographer | Based in Los Angeles. ☀️ I love long walks in different countries, and candlelit sets. Posting still frames from: India 🇮🇳

I'm three minutes from takeoff to Tulum, Mexico and as I've put together this little retrospective of shooting in India, I'm reminded of what an incredible privilege it is to do what I do. Since I was 18 years old, I've been lucky enough to travel the world filming and photographing subjects that interest me to my very core. From Holy Men in Varanasi to a feature film in Italy - the last few years have been a whirlwind of dreams come true and I couldn't be happier. I'm back to posting regularly. Here is one of the more incredible moments of my second trip to India. Filming Sadhu holy men bathing in the Ganges river at sunrise in Varanasi for an beautiful PSA by @txlfilms and @theearthorganization

Tomorrow is a huge day. The worldwide premiere of my first ever feature is happening at LA Italia Film Festival at Mann's Chinese Theater. I was beyond honored to DP this beautiful story written by @nancy_cartwright and Peter Kjenaas and directed by @taronlexton. This world was expertly crafted by the incredible production designer and one of my all time favorite people @toddleojeffery. I couldn't be more excited to see this film's release into the wild. It wouldn't have been possible without every amazing individual involved. I'm thrilled everyone can finally enjoy @therealksolo and @officialmariabello's incredible performances and all the beautiful work of every single cast and crew member involved in this fantastically surreal and whimsical movie, "In Search of Fellini".

A beautiful stray sleeping in at the top of one of Varanasi's many Ghat's - the steep stone steps that lead down to the Ganges River. Nearly every Ghat's in Varanasi serves a different purpose, both practically and spiritually.

Sunrise on The Ganges River in Varanasi, India.

This was my second trip to India - probably my favorite country on Earth. There is something magical and beautiful about this place that’s hard to describe. India often gets this reputation of being dirty or somehow underdeveloped and underprivileged. However this is not the India I’ve experienced. The India I seen is one filled with incredible beauty, spirituality and glowing achievements.  It’s a country where the overwhelming majority of people are unselfish, helpful and kind. It’s a place where you can find cities and temples that span the millennia and a culture that is both rich and fascinating. I’m going to try my best to show the India that I’ve come to know and love, starting in Varanasi - the oldest continually inhabited city in the world.

My final shot from Dubai. The Burj Fountain. Au revoir to the UAE. 🙌🏼

Filming at the Burj Khalifa Lake was an experience like none other. Despite the fact that a small misunderstanding resulted in my first "almost arrest" by a bunch of undercover Arabian police who clearly thought I was trying to destroy the Burj Khalifa with a camera - it was one of the most incredible places I've ever filmed and one of the more overwhelming manmade creations I've ever witnessed.

Burj Khalifa Lake showing off with the most extraordinary fountain show I've ever seen. Imagine the Bellagio on steroids - and then some. Even being about five hundred feet in the air, the water jets nearly took my drone out of service.

Sunset in Dubai is a welcome sight. The temperature on the day I shot this reached 108°F (42.2C). Drone melting temperatures.

Downtown Dubai from the air. Even from this vantage point the Burj Khalifa (to the right) remains the unchallenged, towering far above the rest.

Aerial views at sunset from the outskirts of downtown Dubai. It's hard to miss the largest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, standing tall above the rest of the skyline.

The Dubai Fountain is the largest choreographed fountain in the world. It resides in Burj Khalifa Lake and can shoot 22,000 gallons of water, up to 500 feet in the air, at any given moment. The fountain show and manmade lake result in roughly 1,000 cubic meters of lost water per day (264,000 gallons).

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