Category Archives: things I saw

The black and white side of Athens

Photos by Enri Canaj. More info:


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Mikael Aldo

Mikael Aldo is a 17 years old fine art photographer, based in Indonesia.

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To rain fire

Imminently living



Metal y melancolia

This is a beautiful documentary about life in Peru during the mid-nineties. The camera follows a number of taxi drivers all of which do this profession out of necessity. Through the amazing stories of these drivers, Heddy Honigmann achieves a very emotional and alive portrait of Peru.

In the end credits we hear this beautiful song from Seguno Rosero.

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The veteran

These are some photos that were part of the booklet for “The veteran” which was presented in Crossroads co-production market. I took all four of them while walking around Papagou, the suburb were the story of the film takes place. The four words on the pictures kind of sum up the story-line of the film: return to the suburbia, in search of misplaced heroes. Follow the link to read more about “The veteran“.





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Bavaria in Athens

Bavaria in Athens

While on an early location scouting in Papagou for my project “The Veteran” I came across this exotic – for Athenian standards – architectural meeting.

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These are some photos from Zoe Manda’s photo diary. Zoe is a photographer and DoP. We worked together in “The guide”.

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Between bears

A beautiful animated short film by Eran Hilleli.

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The hunt

This is a painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, completed in 1565. I saw the painting in an article on the next film by the Swedish director Roy Andersson, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence¨. The title of the film was inspired by this painting.

Find out more about the painter here: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Koolhass houselife

“Koolhass houselife” by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine is a documentary that follows the daily routines of house-made Guadalupe in Maison Bordeaux in South France. The famous private villa, built in 1998, was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, one of the most acknowledged architects of our days.

The film presents in a humorous way a series of problems that have occurred in the building due to bad design and/or construction. It could be considered a 59 min masterclass both for engineering as well as conceptual architecture, making a strong comment on A-class modern architecture.

At the same time, the film stars a beautiful, full of energy Guadalupe, a Spanish middle-aged woman who, apparently, spends more time in the villa than its high-class owners. The conflict between Guadalupe’s perception of the house and the intentions of the architectural concept ends up being an eloquent statement on the conflict of social classes.

The film is part of a series of architectural films Living Architectures. More information about the film on

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Photos from Panayiotis Ioannidis flickrstream. More info here:
hommage to the early hockney
hommage to the early hockney