My name is Stephen Proctor.
I'm a visual artist living in the Pacific Northwest.
landscape cinematographer, aerial photographer, licensed drone pilot, projection mapper, NFT creator, VJ, cabin dweller
For the past 15 years, I’ve worked in the world of visual media, presentation design, concert VJ-ing, & projection mapping. Much of this work has been in the context of live events, including sacred spaces, live music videos shoots, corporate gatherings, dance parties & immersive concert experiences.
Whether in an arena, a warehouse, a church, or a cave in Iceland, the visuals can make or break the experience. This is why I am constantly on the lookout for interesting images that I can use to illuminate a space. And when it comes to immersing an audience in imagery, not just any motion loop will do. In fact, most of the stock media on my hard drive doesn’t even seem to have much of an impact on audiences – not like they used to, at least. Or maybe they just don’t have much of an impact on me anymore; I do tend to get bored easily. =)
This is one of the reasons I picked up droning, so that I could begin creating my own visuals to use in my events & concerts. Plus, I love flying!
The love of aviation runs deep in my family, as does A/V production. So it’s been fun to merge these two skillsets in a way that furthers the legacy & passions of my family. I’m still learning a lot, but I am very excited to be in a place where I can begin sharing some of my artwork with the rest of the world.
The Origin Story
A few years ago, I started a stock footage site with a few friends (Jeremy Stanley & Ryan McLemore) called CONSTRVCT (Construct Visuals). As you cano probably already tell, it's been re-branded under my artist/studio name "PRØKTR".
Here are a few words from our earlier days, which still capture the heartbeat of what this stock licensing site is all about.
Our visuals have been intentionally filmed & edited for both storytellers & experience designers. We seek out the most stunning & interesting places on Earth to bring the beauty of Creation into our art. These visuals are more than mere motion backgrounds, so we encourage a fresh approach & open mind when curating these images for live event projection. And though these visuals take on a more “stock footage” approach, these are much longer than your average stock clips; each clip comes in a long-play format, averaging 1-minute in length (though many far exceed this), giving you lots of room to work with. In addition, we have color-graded our visuals to preserve the integrity of reality & have steered clear of highly stylizing with filters & colors, allowing you – the artist – to make your own creative choices. No matter your context, we hope this humble collection of visuals provides your project with new perspectives & illuminates your audience in ways you’ve only been dreaming of!
While the concept of stock footage & visual media licensing is far from new, I still noticed some gaps in the various creative & entertainment industries I've worked in for years. We all shared a similar vision for a few styles of visual media that can be difficult to find online – styles that, though aren’t original, are rare in our line of work.
So we decided to do something about it.
In the midst of our own freelance projects & events, we started booking flights & carving out time in our busy schedules to go & create. We started charging our camera batteries & researching interesting places to go. We experimented. We failed. We tried again. All the while learning how to work together & learning what each of our own unique skills & gifts were. We challenged each other & our creative processes. And we have become better artists & friends because of it.
One of the ideas we’ve had in this creative endeavor has been to create long-play scenes of nature that show off the artistry of our blue planet. We want to create mesmerizing visuals that can help support storytellers & illuminate spaces curated by experience designers & projection artists. After all, these are the worlds we work in… so in a sense, we were simply wanting to create these visuals for ourselves. And so we did. So for the last few years, in-between all of our client-based projects & events, we have been filming, editing, color-grading, exporting, & testing these visuals in our own worlds. And we’ve been really pleased with the results so far!
This stock visuals/media store is a by-product of this creative endeavor. We have carefully sifted through our massive library of content to provide you with the visuals that excite us the most. While our clips & loops can be applied in all kinds of situations, we specifically & intentionally curated this collection for use in art films, lyric videos, & immersive projection for live events, church services, liturgies, installations, & experiences. And as we continue to travel & create, we’ll be uploading new visuals on this site along the way.