Queens-native Maachew Bentley and his music partner Nasty Nigel escaped New York's distractions for a month in a cabin on Mt. Hood, Oregon. Equipped with a roll of B&W 400 35mm Berlin Kino Film, he documented the changing seasons around some of the filming locations of The Shining.
About seven years ago, Maachew joined a group of friends as their DJ on their first international tour in Europe and thereafter domestic grouping of shows. Merely for the lack of access to any digital equipment, he took an old Minolta point and shoot camera with him on the trip. At that point, Maachew didn't have any clue as to what he was doing but simply knew he wanted to capture their journey without editing any part of it.
"Upon developing that first roll, I knew shooting film was how I wanted to share my eye."
"This work is from a recent music retreat I took with my music partner Nasty Nigel, the first person who forced me (for lack of better words haha) to be the group’s DJ to begin with. Our goal was to lock away for a month to create what would be the foundation of an EP, between him and I, body of demos. We were blessed with a cabin on Mt. Hood, Oregon in the month of February till end of March as the seasons changed. We set out to create away from home as distractions in New York never end! Producing our own music for the first time needed to be captured, documented."