Richard Koci Hernandez shares his journey from becoming a prolific photographer to forming his own brand of storytelling and multimedia journalism.
(airy alternative music) - [Voiceover] Telling the story, for me, is breathing. It doesn't matter how I do it, if it's in motion graphics, if it's a picture, if it's a piece of video, whatever it is.
Foundation is story and storytelling. That's never gonna change. Since the day we've been (deep breath) putting pictures on cave walls, is story. That's what's most important. There is a need in me to take pictures.
When I have a camera in my hands, my head, and I hope my heart, are connecting in a way that says press that button, press that button. And I do. And it feels amazing. It's the art, for me, of discovery. I love to discover new things, new places, new people.
It's just that, it's like. (heavy breathing) What could it be? What could it be? What's around that corner? Oh my gosh, look at that. Oh, look at that. Look at, click, boom, move on. And just keep over, and over, and over, and over again.
In Bonus Features, Koci is interviewed by Graduate School of Journalism colleague Jeremy Rue at the Pacific Film Archive Theatre, University of California, Berkeley.