"Jethro has that rarest of gifts, a perfectly proportioned mind, eye, and instinct for delivering his eloquent artistic erudition like a lighting bolt of intuitive energy to the moment. Jethro sees through his heart with eyes and feelings that transcend mere words. This man performs music with his camera. His language is visual, a voice for a depth of his being."
- Burk Uzzle
"Jethro has always been my co-director, my co-editor, and my number one space cowboy co-pilot.
If you decide to work with him in any capacity I can assure you he will greet you and your project from the heart and with a squinty eye, just in case. You need both, you see."
- Angel Olsen
Jethro Waters is a Writer, Director, and Cinematographer whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Spin, Billboard, among many others. He most recently directed and filmed the feature film "f/11 and Be There" based on the life and work of Burk Uzzle - an icon of American photojournalism and photography. The film will be released internationally in 2018.
Previously, he has made music documentaries and music videos for Angel Olsen, Natalie Prass, River Whyless, Eric Slick, Matthew E. White, and a host of other musicians and artists. From documentaries to features, short features, music videos, and animations, he can often be found working in a myriad of roles on any given project - Director, Director of Photography, Editor, and Colorist.