IIn October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to 'collect' a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don't get out of the house much. I found my very old 'models' in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species...) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first 'age', I was able to capture the 'missing link' and conclude this project. Enjoy.
(By the way: together these people have lived 5050 years...)
Shot on a Panasonic GH2
Lenses: mostly a Cosmicar 25mm 1.4 and a Panasonic 20mm 1.7
From C2C's 1st album : TETRA // NOW AVAILABLE : http://bit.ly/OfeYLs
Video of C2C : Arcades directed by Rémi Paoli (http://cargocollective.com/remipaoli)
Actress // Model : Charlotte Poutrel (http://charlottepoutrel.fr/)
Directeur of Photography : Baptiste Chesnais
Graphic Design & FX Director : Rémi Paoli
A & R : Rémi Paoli & Baptiste Chesnais
Remerciements : Picseyes Prod, Adrien Lhommedé (chef electro), Carole Edouard (Maquilleuse), James Fonteneau.
Twitter : @C2Cdjs
Director's note :
The creation of the visuals for the ARCADES video is based on the DJ's musical approach. The idea was to use samples of organic images, cut them out, play with time to mix and recreate images in a geometrical way.
For FITC Amsterdam 2013, we created these titles based on the creative designed by mr Bradley G Munkowitz (aka GMUNK)
Since Bradley was already working on the creative for the print campaign of FITC Amsterdam 2013, and we loved his design work, we decided to step in and give FITC a complete and cohesive visual package instead of visually creating something completely new or different.
And so here it is.. our "Pyradical" main titles for FITC Amsterdam 2013. Pure disco!