Award-Winning Nature Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg
By Spectrum News Staff Los Angeles
PUBLISHED 1:06 PM ET Aug. 26, 2019 UPDATED 2:06 PM ET Aug. 26, 2019
LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez profiles award-winning nature cinematographer Louie Schwarztberg.
For more than four decades, Schwartzberg has made what is invisible to the human eye visible to the world.
He shares with Giselle how his innovative time-lapse photography captures breath-taking images that celebrate the interconnectedness, rhythms, patterns, and beauty of life on Earth. He calls it a sacred language that can elevate human consciousness with lessons on living and loving.
Giselle finds out that whether it’s plants, flowers, animals, or human beings, Schwartzberg’s mission is to inspire a reverence for life and a falling in love with Mother Earth, in the hopes people will do all they can to protect her.
Schwartzberg also reveals how growing up the son of Holocaust survivors has influenced his lens and life…and his gratitude. Gratitude, is also the title of one of his films, a viral sensation, showcased by Oprah Winfrey.
On Netflix, his stunning series Moving Art, with epic explorations to all corners of the world, has enthralled viewers for three seasons. However, his opus may be his latest film, Fantastic Fungi.
The L.A. artistic activist explains to Giselle how the life-affirming, mind-bending, mysterious world of mushrooms and their filaments underfoot called mycelium are part of a revolution that is going mainstream and offering the power save the planet and repair our health.