Thank to my friends Lauren and James my stay in and around Sydney was super. Lauren was my driver, assistant, producer, location scouter and tour guide. Thanks Lozza!! Love you!!!!!! 🙂
Plenty of good locations to shoot downtown and elsewhere but sick of the bad weather, I decided to go to the desert. I thought to myself “What are the chances that will rain there?”. Well, eventually it did but for only 10 minutes.
So I booked a room in the town of Indio, about 3 hours drive east.
The drive-in motel reminded me of freaky No Country For Old Men for some reason and I wasn’t too “impressed” either when I found a copy of the bible in a drawer.
After overcoming my made-in-Hollywood paranoia I managed to make my way to Joshua Tree National Park and shot a multitude of locations.
Once back in town I enjoyed some rush-hour-nerve-wracking traffic congestions while shooting locations in – finally – sunny LA 🙂
Many thanks to my friends Peter, Suzy and Michael for making my stay here in LA just great!
Finally on the road again!!!!!
This time the plan is a quick 2-month-long (October+November) around the globe location shooting trip for my CGI stuff (backplates and HDRs) that should keep me busy in the coming cold, dark and claustrophobic winter time. The set itinerary for now is New York City, Los Angeles, Fiji, Sydney, Singapore and a-still-unplanned Indonesia. The latter mostly based on a documentary/travel key instead.
The stitching and processing time for the location shoots is proving rather time consuming and an average of 2,5 days per stop excluding travelling time – here’s a piece of my analytical Saxonised side for you 😉 – doesn’t help a regular and quick update of the blog. As a matter of fact doesn’t help keeping in contact with family and friends either – sorry mum!!!
I am already half way through my journey, in sweaty equatorial Singapore and I finally managed/decided to “chill and update”. I only have a NYC kind-of-done gallery to post for now but… watch this space 🙂
This is a series of “behind the scene” of a fairly typical Brazilian beach that I took in 2007 when I was in Brazil visiting friends. I thought they would attenuate my need for warm countries a little but I think it’s working the other way around.
I shot this on an many-times-x-rayed b/w film with my old Olympus OM10. I had to have it processed manually by a Japanese chap who had converted his wooden-floored sitting room into a photo-lab at the 15th floor of a building in Sao Paulo.
It all started when Constable Michael Sanguinetti of Toronto Police Service said during a crime prevention forum that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”. He later apologized for his remarks but on the 3rd of April 2011 right in Toronto, a crowd of about 3000 people gathered for the first time for a public protest which echoed all around the world under the name of “Slut Walk”.
So, on August the 13th about 350 people took on the street and joined Munich’s first Slut Walk. I thought I couldn’t miss that and went there with the intention of shooting another time-lapse video along the lines of the surfers’ one but it was a looooong walk! about 2 hours from Goetheplatz to Marienplatz and I’m still putting together the footage but here are some stills.
River surfing here on the Eisbach (Ice River – a tributary of River Isar) started around the year 2000. These waters approach 1°C in the cold season and flow at about 5m/sec. Although swimming is prohibited here, surfing is not. The only fatalities occurred over this wave seem to have been reckless swimmers rather than surfers themselves and this was the principle behind the city council’s decision in 2008 to accept the “Save the Eisbach” petition and not to ban this activity here. Cool, literally.
Forget about Bayron Bay, Wakiki or Bali, the perfect wave is here in Munich!
This is an update form my new base in Germany. I have recently moved to Munich and have been busy doing CGI post-production work and some location photography. I only have a few shots that I can share and here they are: Munich, taken after a shoot at the Haus der Kunst (Modern Art), Berlin, where I went last weekend for a quick catch-up with my old friend Masumi and some more location stuff for CGI taken near my hometown last Christmas. Hopefully more new photos from this part of the globe will follow soon. So… viel spass for now!