When on holidays I’m obviously photo snapping away like there is no tomorrow. Apart from taking pictures of my family in the usual vacation settings and poses, I like finding a different kind of story to the place I’m visiting. Colours, textures of local flora or shapes created by a peeling paint on a facade of a building is what catches my eye. You can really feel the place through observing just these little details. In fact , I think a small guide book including pictures of such detailed fragments would be quite interesting; it would drawn people’s attention to lots of tiny visual narrations.
Below is my little remake of the classic Maxell commercial, popularly known as the ‘Blown Away Guy’. Wish I had that Le Corbusier chair but as I don’t, had to improvise and make up one by covering my old trusted armchair with some black fabric and playing Mr Maker with some silver foil. Great fun making this video, partly due to the fact that there’s something amazing in remaking the classic and partly due to the fact that the charming Butler was scouted in my local pub in East London and even came with his own assistant. True East End superstar!
This video was made as part of my final work during the BA Fashion Studies at the LCF. I always liked to come up with a ‘story’ around pretty much any type of creative work I’ve done. I also like the combination of fashion and music. In fact, I think that the two could hardly exist without one another. On top of that any excuse to spend a few days in Berlin was good enough. I was super lucky as we found this amazing deserted factory with no sign of security guards. OK, so the editing isn’t amazing and yeah, looking from the perspective I’d change a few things now (but you always would, wouldn’t you?…) but it was an amazing fun and my first ever experience in a organizing and making a video from scratch and with virtually no budget at all.