Terraforming depicts a crystal planet that has been discovered in the galaxy. It follows a young cartographer's journey to the planet, where he engineers the environment to be habitable for humans using various tools of exploration. The Dune Clock tells the time with 3 million precision cut crystals; the minutes pass with falling crystals and the hour with the digital numbers. The Dune Table creates an array of miniature landscapes using sound frequencies ranging from 100Hz-10,000Hz demonstrating the planet's ever shifting surface.
The first ever object to be designed by man 1.7 million years ago was a flint hand axe. Flint has the same molecular structure as a crystal and they both consist of silica. The project juxtaposes the flint hand axe with the latest crystal technology; Xero chaton the world's smallest precision cut crystal measuring 0.6mm in diameter, smaller than a grain of sand.
Terraforming is a project commissioned for Designer of the Future 2015 by Swarovski at Design Miami/ Basel.
Deeper into the vastness. The majesty of the imposing mountains. A flood of emotions wash over the heart.
Between Earth and Sky.
This is my second film shot with Mathieu Le Lay in the French Alps, the first one being STILLNESS ARISES (vimeo.com/114950712). It was so good to be back adventuring with Mathieu, exploring new places, and experiencing the breathe taking landscape again. I managed to get hold of a vintage anamorphic lens just before this trip, and rigged it up to work with my A7s. Although the setup wasn’t very lightweight, I really wanted to experiment with it in the Alps, so took it along with me on the 4 peaks we hiked, including the toughest and most impressive, Mont Buet standing at 3,096 metres in front of the Mont Blanc mountain range. It was very challenging, taking 7 hours to reach the summit, and there were a few times I wanted to throw the camera (and myself) off the edge. There are no words to describe the feeling upon reaching the top though, all the pain seems to fall away and it all becomes worth it. So wild and peaceful up there, and the most stunning views.