1. WHO?
    I am so glad that I got this one in. My grandmother from my father's side of the family. Someone with whom I am still learning so much about life and how to always have some love to spare. 60 seconds of all her beauty. An attempt to distil a lifetime of memories and life experiences over several generations... In 60 seconds if such thing was possible.

    HOW?
    Simply by deciding to take action and capturing some of my beloved family members for a change. Christmas dinner 2012

    ABOUT THIS PROJECT (a personal one)
    A while ago I was completely blown away by an idea put forward by one of my inspirations and renown photographer Chase Jarvis with his 60 sec portrait of Mike Horn (blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/12/60-second-portrait-mike-horn/) which happens to be another one of my greatest inspirations! Combined, these two make a very interesting and explosive cocktail of creativity and raw-ness if such word even exists!
    The the idea of capturing a little more than the simply frozen moment of someone's expression seemed incredibly appealing to me, and since then I have been experimenting it randomly in some of my close or even not so close friends.

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  2. WHO?

    Karima Francis is a U.K, Blackpool-born singer-songwriter. She is currently based in Manchester and was named by The Observer as the number 1 act to watch in 2009.

    Karima's lates album "The Remedy" is out now.

    karimafrancis.com/
    Facebook.com/karimafrancis
    Twitter.com/karimafrancis

    HOW?

    While attending Jack Savoretti's gig in the Cardiff Glee Club, to shoot my dear friend Tom Benzon (his AWESOME 60sec portrait can be found here vimeo.com/51109376) that is currently part of Jack's musicians and touring the UK, I was lucky enough to bump into Karima that was opening for Jack Savoretti and had the chance and pleasure to briefly meet during one of my latest obsessions of chasing interesting faces for my 60 seconds Dynamic Portraits.

    It took only a few seconds to reluctantly get her convinced, but I believe the result was worth the awkwardness of the moment. Enjoy!

    If you dig her music or are interested in knowing a bit more about Karima, here is another interesting article from The Independent with some personal insights into her career.
    independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/karima-francis-i-got-well-for-my-music-not-for-myself-7961901.html

    ABOUT THIS PROJECT (a personal one)

    A while ago I was completely blown away by an idea put forward by one of my inspirations and renown photographer Chase Jarvis with his 60 sec portrait of Mike Horn (blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/12/60-second-portrait-mike-horn/) which happens to be another one of my greatest inspirations! Combined, these two make a very interesting and explosive cocktail of creativity and raw-ness if such word even exists!
    The the idea of capturing a little more than the simply frozen moment of someone's expression seemed incredibly appealing to me, and since then I have been experimenting it randomly in some of my close or even not so close friends.

    WHY...
    The motor behind this exercise is to explore the relation between the subject and the lens, either it is a sense of fear, disconfort or how each personality deals with the experience.
    After all, being pointed a camera for 60 seconds and being asked to stay still is not an easy task for most of the people. Hope you enjoy while getting to know a bit more about each one of so many interesting characters that I have the lucky chance to be surrounded in my life.

    FOLLOW ME...
    If you enjoy my work, please share it... It is the best way you can help me to be able to keep going and doing some of this projects.
    If you would like to know more about me and my photography visit
    pedropimentel.net
    To follow my most recent adventures and images sometimes dispatched right from the field, follow my blog @
    pedropimentel.wordpress.com/
    or if you are a Facebook user follow me @

    facebook.com/PedroPimentelVisuals

    Read a bit, smile a little, watch a bit, get inspired, drop a comment, stay a while… And show love... Every day!

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  3. WHO?

    I give you my dear friend and Musician Tom Benzon.
    Tom's artistic career speaks for itself... full time musician, part time actor... along is path you can find names like beautiful Angelina Jolie, Jack Savoretti, Joole Hollan amongst others... Check him out in action in this BRILLIANT music video... youtube.com/watch?v=CK-XfYOzotc&sns=fb

    In his own words:
    "music: guitar , double bass, vocals....after years of touring and changing countries, I'm in London playing for Jack Savoretti at the moment. Album Before the Storm is daily on UK radios and tv stations... big tour coming, which will end in December with touring with Jooles Holland. Starts from Royal Albet Hall.

    Film: after working with Angelina Jolie on her directorial debut, In the Land of Blod And Honey where I was a musician on the soundtrack, also appeared as a musician

    In the film...
    my biggest role till now is in upcoming film Smash and Grab, by Sundance winner, Havana Marking. It's BBC production and its about diamond gentleman thief s from Balkans (where I am from). It's a true story and I'm playing a main character...in cinemas in few months...

    sorry for typing mistakes...hope that's enough?
    cheers buddy"

    Tom is an incredibly enthusiastic guy that I had the privilege to meet a few years ago in a bar called Voodoo Ville in Camden town. Since then, life seems to randomly reconnect us in the most unexpected ways.

    These 60seconds Dynamic Portraits are taking a bit of an unexpected direction where I often seem to loose track of the 60 seconds letting myself be carried away by the story and the will to discover a little more about my subjects. Hope you enjoy as much as me to step once again deep into the UN-Confort zone of another incredible subject!

    Enjoy and let me know if you enjoy the music on top of the video or if you prefer it plain and simple... Only original sound. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below please. By the way... The music is from an old band that Tom used to play with in Camden Town and credit is given at the end... So, don't ask!! :)

    ABOUT THIS PROJECT (a personal one)

    A while ago I was completely blown away by an idea put forward by one of my inspirations and renown photographer Chase Jarvis with his 60 sec portrait of Mike Horn (blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/12/60-second-portrait-mike-horn/) which happens to be another one of my greatest inspirations! Combined, these two make a very interesting and explosive cocktail of creativity and raw-ness if such word even exists!

    The the idea of capturing a little more than the simply frozen moment of someone's expression seemed incredibly appealing to me, and since then I have been experimenting it randomly in some of my close or even not so close friends.

    WHY...

    The motor behind this exercise is to explore the relation between the subject and the lens, either it is a sense of fear, disconfort or how each personality deals with the experience.

    After all, being pointed a camera for 60 seconds and being asked to stay still is not an easy task for most of the people. Hope you enjoy while getting to know a bit more about each one of so many interesting characters that I have the lucky chance to be surrounded in my life.

    FOLLOW ME...

    If you enjoy my work, please share it... It is the best way you can help me to be able to keep going and doing some of this projects.

    If you would like to know more about me and my photography visit
    pedropimentel.net

    To follow my most recent adventures and images sometimes dispatched right from the field, follow my blog @
    pedropimentel.wordpress.com/

    or if you are a Facebook user follow me @
    facebook.com/PedroPimentelVisuals

    Read a bit, smile a little, watch a bit, get inspired, drop a comment, stay a while… And show love... Every day!

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  5. Again... Another interesting way of dealing with camera stress/tension!

    I give you my dear friend, cousin and family member, Antonio Silveira or also known as " The GIpsy" for his natural gift for bargaining and anything that goes around numbers, money or investments. Antonio is one of those I was so pleased to see coming into the family and I just wish we had more time to spend together. Antonio and my beautiful cousin Sofia occasionally find their way into some of my adventures, and this portrait was the product of their presence in last year expedition to Picos de Europa in the second failed attempt to climb the mythical route Rabadá y Navarro. It was such a pleasure to give them a glimpse of my world.

    Antonio is the master with numbers and currently one of the most active members of bannersbroker.com, he is also a fabulous architect and father of two amazing kids. His facial expression is clearly adapted to the ins and outs of my dynamic portraits!

    For more of this good stuff visit vimeo.com/pedropimentel! :D

    ABOUT THIS PROJECT
    A while ago I was completely blown away by an idea put forward by one of my inspirations and renown photographer Chase Jarvis with his 60 sec portrait of Mike Horn (blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/12/60-second-portrait-mike-horn/) which happens to be another one of my greatest inspirations! Combined these two make a very interesting and explosive cocktail of creativity and raw-ness if such word even exists!

    The the idea of capturing a little more more than the simple frozen moment of someone's expression seemed incredibly appealing to me and since then I have been experimenting it randomly in some of my close or even not so close friends. The motor behind this exercise is to explore the relation between the subject and the lens, either it is a sense of fear, disconfort or how each personality deals with the experience.

    Here is the last one captured but the first one to be published. Have to thank Nat for giving me the some very expressive images that really pushed me to finally start making this public. For the moment I have decided to keep these music less so that the viewer can actually engage and dive into the character with all his dept, either it is by the expression, the the words or simple silence each one decides to impersonate as its own way to deal with the moment. After all, being pointed a camera for 60 seconds and being asked to stay still is not an easy task for most of the people. Hope you enjoy while getting to know a bit more about each one of so many interesting characters that I have the lucky chance to be surrounded in my life.

    If you enjoy my work, please share it... It is the best way you can help me to be able to keep going and doing some of this projects.
    If you would like to know more about me and my photography visit
    pedropimentel.net
    To follow my most recent adventures and images sometimes dispatched right from the field, follow my blog @
    pedropimentel.wordpress.com/
    or if you are a Facebook user follow me @
    facebook.com/PedroPimentelVisuals
    Read a bit, smile a little, watch a bit, get inspired, drop a comment, stay a while…

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