Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities.
I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality.
This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it :)
Directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri
Music: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi
Voice off: Meryem Aboulouafa
'Urbanologist' and media artist JT Singh has captured the vibrance and massive scale of Shanghai’s skyline, streets, and infrastructure through a series of experimental projects viewed by millions (This is Shanghai, Walk in Shanghai, etc); hence, contributing greatly to the city's growing global status. With this new film, he turns to the Shanghai of its residents, the lives that revolve not around the city’s 4000 skyscrapers, but around the simpler ways of living, the local charm, and the familiar corner.
Amid the chaos of millions of people living and working with one another, the rich textures and smells, the voices and faces young and old, and the signs of tradition and change dwell behind each door and around each corner. With JT's riveting visual storytelling, viewers experience a series of impressions around historic shikkumen neighbourhoods, which foster a network of real-life experiences, memories, and encounters with locals, which are the tender heart keeping the city alive and charming to live in. Shanghai’s iconic skyline is symbolic of its presence as a premier global city, but below the towers, the intimate, and human story that unfolds is what will always be part of the city’s core DNA.
Forward by Lane Rick, an architect based in NYC
About JT Singh
JT Singh is an interdisciplinary media artist, urban futurist and world explorer, specializing in city-scale, global projects that blur the lines between technology, urbanism and narratives. It springs from his lifelong adventures and interest in socio-economic and environmental problems within cities that have led him to explore hundreds of urban areas worldwide through walking, walking and more walking, with eyes wide open.
His work is constantly featured in countless major publications, including Time, National Geographic, BBC, Washington Post, CNN, Vice, Guardian, China Daily, Quartz, Telegraph, Mashable and many of others.
All media inquiries info[at]jtsingh.com
Director - JT Singh: jtsingh.com / Facebook: http://facebook.com/jtssingh / Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtssingh
Camera and edit - Mike Beech: mikebeechfilm.com / @miikebeech