About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Meet Rodrigo, our chief remote pilot here at Sky Perth, where he's been transforming aerial videography into captivating stories for over eight years. At the heart of Rodrigo's work lies a profound passion for both the art of flying and the art of storytelling. This combination has led his work to be featured on platforms like Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and even internationally with ZDF in Germany.

Rodrigo's aerial videography and photography journey is a testament to his dedication to mastering this unique craft. From capturing the vast beauty of Australia's landscapes to the dynamic energy of urban life across the globe, his work offers viewers a fresh, sky-high perspective. It's not just about the technical expertise of handling a drone; for Rodrigo, every flight is an opportunity to tell a story, to reveal the unseen, and to share a new viewpoint with the world.

Renowned for his collaborative spirit and innovative approach, Rodrigo brings more than technical skills to every project at Sky Perth. Whether working on a documentary, a TV series, or a bespoke project, his focus remains on creating visuals that resonate deeply with audiences. His commitment to quality and ability to capture the heart of a story make him a skilled pilot and a storyteller of the skies.

Do you want to know more about Rodrigo? Check his website: rodmatsumoto.com

I am humbled and thrilled to announce that one of my photographs has been chosen as the main visual to invite and attract people to the ‘Under the Same Sun’ event at Perth Festival 2024. This event, slated for March 2 at the beautiful Supreme Court Gardens, marks the closing of the vibrant festival.

‘Under the Same Sun’ is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of nature, nurture, and the harmonious bond between mothers and the sun, expressed through the powerful medium of music. A host of talented artists alongside the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage, will grace the stage, promising a joyful musical experience for all attendees​1​.

The photograph, portraying the peaceful Perth city skyline at sunset with the Supreme Court Gardens in the forefront, symbolises the unity and the serene essence the event hopes to encapsulate. It’s an honour to think that my work will serve as a visual beckon, inviting individuals to come together and celebrate the simple yet profound connections among us.

Being part of such a community-centric celebration is not just about the recognition but about contributing to a collective narrative that values art, culture, and shared human experiences. It’s a reminder of the impactful role that visual art can play in narrating the story of such meaningful gatherings.

I invite everyone to join us on March 2 to revel in the joy of community, music, and the simple beauty of shared moments under the same sun.

Check the event link: https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/under-the-same-sun/

See you there,

Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto.

Source: A Moment of Honor: My Photo at Perth Festival 2024

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