emily 'ej' mccartney | director of photography
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film

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How we remain connected depends on the function of pictures-increasingly the way we process worlds unlike our own.
— Sarah Lewis
 
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Art is born in attention. It’s midwife is detail. It is the attention to detail that stays with us; the singular image is what haunts us & becomes art.
— Julia Cameron
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digital photography

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On its own, still photography could deliberately bump up against realms it couldn’t quite enter, like movement & sound.
 
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cinematography

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ABOUT

Emily "EJ" McCartney is an internationally-travelled, freelance Director of Photography who creates with the guidance of Nina Simone's mantra: "An artist's duty is to reflect the times."

EJ's mediums include digital photography, 35mm + 120mm film photography, & digital cinematography. 

Her photography is a reflection of her cinematography as she aims to publish singular, cinematographic shots that paint moments on the edge of great action. Her video compilations trace the stories of individuals through the fluttering and fleeting moments that most see as unassuming. Traveling the world, she places learning at the forefront as explores the individuals that make up the extraordinary communities she celebrates through her work. From commercial work with international brand names to the unassuming collaborations that tie the strands between fraying cultures. 

Clients include: NIKE, Dave & Busters, Fossil, Daily Candy, Okayplayer, Nate Parker Film Foundation, Dallas Theater Company, Vanity Fair, Wells Fargo, LiveHappy Magazine, Nerium International, World Vision, Audi, Lincoln Motor Company, Gas Monkey Garage, SXSW, Battleground Texas, Democratic National Committee, Rally Health, Erykah Badu/Control Freaq Media, HKS Architecture Firm, National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission of Kenya

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