2020 was a hard one, but I got some fantastic photos out of it.

 2020 is the worst. 2020 is a dumpster fire. 2020 can go fuck itself.

I'm sure you've heard it, 2020 was a hard one. But I have to say. I got some fantastic photos out of it.

The world was quiet. It stayed indoors. Which meant photographers like me had some breathtakingly serene landscapes all to ourselves.

I was lucky to have an assignment that made it easy to be Covid-compliant and sent me to these beautiful places in Eastern Washington and Western Idaho.⁠ (Read more about crew set safety measures here.)

We shot 43 scenes in eight towns over three weeks.

We traveled over 3000 miles in a rented motor home that became our production and staging vehicle, our kitchen, our office, our restroom, our living room, our coffee shop, and our bar.

A typical day had us out of bed at 4 am, on-location shooting at 5 am, back to the motor home by 8 am. We'd eat breakfast, plan our next scene, then go back to bed by noon. Sleep for a few hours, eat a quick lunch, and then on to our following location by 4 pm. Shoot until sundown, get back to the hotel, eat dinner, clean up after dinner, drink a beer, then fall back into bed near midnight. Rinse and repeat daily for three weeks straight.

The project is still in progress. I can share only a few outtakes, which you can see on my Instagram wall for the next few days (@andybattportfolio). As you might imagine, my client is pretty happy with an image library of this size!

Andy is the artist-in-residence, owner, technologist, cook, brewer, and cocktail maker in chief at Andy Batt Studio. He loves to work with a good crew on complex projects and a good cup of coffee. No, a good cup of coffee— there's a difference. On the side, he teaches lighting workshops because he likes giving back to his community.