It's that time of year. The days are getting shorter, colder and that first blanket of snow has made its arrival. Winter is upon us and whilst life seems to quiet down during this period of change, the sounds of nature are even more prominent. Whether its the wind howling, the crunching of snow or the dead silence, these sounds make up the winter experience. But what if you weren't able to hear them?
This past winter I was brought on by Jonathan Chapman Photography to edit a series of first-hand testimonial stories of people whose lives have been impacted by hearing loss. These subjects were given hearing aids by Starkey Hearing Technologies apart of their "Hear Better. Live Better." campaign to improve the quality of people's lives through better hearing.
This story featured Eric, an outdoor winter enthusiast, who has struggled with hearing loss and prior to receiving the Starkey Hearing Aids, was unable to hear the vibrant sounds of life that most of us take for granted. It was a great project to work on and deliberately focus and enhance the natural sounds of nature most of us take for granted, particularly in winter.
Check out more videos from the "Hear Better. Live Better." series and read more about the project and production I worked on at the JCP Blog: jonathanchapman.com/blog/starkey_hearing
Photographer / Director – Jonathan Chapman | JCP
Producer – Tanya Silver
Production Support - John Fontana | JCP
DP – Eric Schleicher
First Assistant – Joseph McMahon
Second Assistant – Patrick Meehan
Digital Tech – Chris Worlow
Field Location Sound and Mastering - Cape Status
Hair / Make-up – Ashlee Ellert
Wardrobe / Prop Stylist – Ann Marshik
Stylist Assistant – Anna Olson
Edit – Nathaniel Schmidt
Music – Marmoset