In May 2012 I was browsing the Web in search of inspiration for a personal project, and I found this amazing declaration of love in form of an info-graphic written by Drake Martinet. I asked his permission to create an animated version, he liked the idea and this is what came out of our collaboration.
The project was an unexpected viral success; it has been viewed more than one million times.
In september of 2011 I spent 2 weeks travelling around Morocco covering over 3200km (2000 miles). It was my first visit to this beautiful country, but it will definetly not be the last.
Locations include: Marrakesh, Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Gorge, Erg Chebbi, Fez, Meknes, Chefchaouen, El Jadida, Essaouira and Legzira beach.
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After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I put together this time lapse video of the many amazing places I came across.
Original Music: "Places and Faces" by William Lam. Will is an extremely talented musical composer whose range is barely touched in this composition he wrote specifically for the video. He's also my little brother. If you want to commission William to write music, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out his site: williamlammusic.com
Special thanks to Dan Hirons, Joey Seich and Carol Trieu for all your help, support and patience.
To all my fellow travelers whose company made each step of the way all the more memorable and unique, I want you to know that however short an appearance you made in the video, you've left an impact far greater and long-lasting than the few seconds that each city appeared in the video.
To my family, thank you for bearing with me and worrying about my health and safety with every dodgy bus ride and new country I found myself in each day.