On a warm and hectic afternoon in Brussels, as a thank you gift after a presentation, I got this beautiful book; Stephan Vanfleteren´s Belgicum. A Belgium artist who got lost in his own country and shot the most amazing pictures of people and places he stumbled upon.
One of my colleagues at Wacom made me aware of this video of photographer Adam Magyar. Stainless is a series of stills and slow motion videos shot while riding into Grand Central New York, Alexanderplatz Berlin and Shinjuku station Tokyo. Besides shooting the footage he spent two years writing custom software to improve image quality and reduce noise (via petapixel). As restless I am I was almost sure I would never make it to the end of the video, it´s a slow motion and it exceeds the 11 minutes. But I loved every second of it. Do not forget to check out the stills of his project Stainless on his website.
This is one of the great videos of the Everynones, Daniel Mercadante and Katina Hubbard, also known as The Mercadentes. No impressive sets, actors or effects that needed days or weeks of rendering. Shooting your scenes or using images and videos you stumble upon you think fit your story. The Mercadentes show it´s the simple things you can relate to that make you feel awkward, happy, sad, shocked, surprised or angry. The beautiful simplicity of this video, every time I see it, makes me stand up and get away from things for a few minutes.
When walking and wandering through New York City, a lot of things happen…you see wonderful things and you meet remarkable people. I met this guy on 5th street on Veterans Day in 2013. When I saw him I actually looked up and expected to see Spiderman or Batman.
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.
To me Tom Waits is not just one of the greatest artists ever lived, he also is a master agitator, an actor, a lovely mad man and somebody who understands that all we see is mostly theater.
“I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites”