A short film produced as part of the on-going series To Be Home exploring the varied districts and communities of Birmingham, UK. This film looks at Stirchley, and invites participants to reflect upon how they make sense of the place they live in in terms of its past, present and future, and how important their community is to them.
The film was also shown as a multiscreen installation in 2011 in the Palisades Shopping Centre in central Birmingham. For more information on this project please go to: intentional.co.uk
Derek & Jean
All the participants
Harmonium, Time Passing & Journey 5
Written and Performed by Max Richter
Published by Mute Song Limited
Courtesy of Fat Cat Records
Written and Performed by Moby
used with kind permission from Moby
Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits New York City, a place where style is defined and redefined through interpretation and reinterpretation.
Meet the 'Lo Heads. With roots in 1980s street gangs, these Polo Ralph Lauren enthusiasts have made "aspirational apparel" a lifestyle. They once had to boost their Polo from stores and fight to keep it on the streets. Today, their culture is worldwide, promulgated by hip-hop. Their hero is Ralph Lauren - a working class New Yorker who understood that the fantastical power of style can be transformative. Dallas Penn from The Internets Celebrities, a dedicated Lo Head (and former member of the Decepts crew) with a collection of over 1000 pieces of Polo apparel takes us on a tour of this remarkable fashion subculture.
Visit Worth & Worth hat shop, a New York institution with roots going back to 1922. In recent memory, Orlando Palacios has made the shop a home for rockers as well as traditionalists, turning hundred-year-old machines to the task of reinterpreting hundred-year-old styles.
Meet Jason Marshall, a jazz saxaphonist with a classic style. He plays with bands ranging from traditional bop to hip-hop fusion to Aretha Franklin, but he prefers to wear tailored clothes when he does it, and explains why.
And in our Q & Answer segment, find out how to pack your suit for travel. We'll show you a fold to keep it neat inside a rolling carry-on or suitcase, and we'll show you how to keep your trousers on the hanger inside a garment bag.
Full Circle is a fashion film for London / Melbourne label Klezinski. Klezinski utilises sustainable manufacturing processes and materials.
If you like this film for it's visual trickery check out my other films on vimeo or my website: callumcooper.com
Visuals: Callum Cooper
Audio: John Kassab