Author: Michael Galinsky

For a decade, basically my 20’s, almost all of my creative energy went into playing in a band called sleepyhead*. At the same time I also did a lot of photography and began to make films, but that work was all related to the band and the music scene I was a part of. We never made money as a...

I posted two articles to the “All The Rage” facebook page yesterday. One was about a New York Times article that called into question the practice of performing certain types of back surgeries when the data that exists suggests that it is no better than a placebo. The other was a first-person article by a doctor who became convinced that...

A couple of weeks ago I posted more than a dozen shorts that we have made at various protests over the years. I was prompted to revisit all of those pieces after finishing a short about all of the goings on outside of a Trump rally in Greensboro, NC. I'm now thinking of putting the work together as...

As a photographer and filmmaker I think a lot about the import of framing; from physical, intellectual, and emotional perspectives. Often times when I see an image I want to make I will take as many as 15 or 20 shots, moving just ever so slightly until all aspects of the frame harmonize for me. Almost no one...

Do you remember when elections were ugly but not yet toxic? Back in 2008 we started to make a documentary about the poet Sparrow's run for the presidency. He runs every 4 years, but it consists of performances like standing on the corner of St. Marks and 2nd Avenue and proclaiming, "Don't vote for me". He also publishes...

Once my band had put our first single we decided to tour. The task of booking fell to me as I was the least employed member of the band. At the time I worked as a bike messenger and PA which gave me a good deal of freedom. In addition I was also a sperm donor. ...

[caption id="attachment_19940" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] in the woods behind our house where we scattered some of Dad's ashes[/caption] This morning a friend of mine posted a video that I made for a song by my band Sleepyhead. It was a profoundly emotional experience because as time has passed both the song and the images have accrued a great deal of new...

[caption id="attachment_19934" align="aligncenter" width="1629"] Sander Hicks exhausted after a day of protest at the Republican National Convention 2000[/caption] 16 years ago I shot at my first convention. We were in Philly for the Republican shindig following around Sander Hicks who was in the process of re-publishing a discredited bio of GW Bush. We didn't think of ourselves as activists but...

heartbreak hotel from rumur on Vimeo. My friend Toby was telling me the other night that in high school he played bass in a band partly to get girls. It wasn't working out that well for him. After high school he had to make a decision - try to get girls by being in a band or by starting...

We all live in our own little bubbles. There's no avoiding it; it's just the nature of "culture". We can work to step outside them, but it does require sustained effort, and we often slip back in to these bubbles before we even realize it. Sometimes though, the information just flows so heavy and so strong that the...

Why Are You at Occupy Wall Street from rumur on Vimeo. My facebook feed is filled with a sense of resigned shock today. Brexit just happened and while I am connected to many people in the UK I an quite confident that none of the people that I know wanted Brexit, or even believed it was possible. I don't...

On Tuesday June 14th, 2016 I went to document a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, NC. I heard about it on the radio that morning and immediately thought of my friend Jonathan who often works for Reuters. I figured he would be going so I hitched a ride. My plan was to shoot with the people outside the event, but...