Archive for the ‘international shows’ Category

My friend and shadow

October 14, 2011

I am happy to announce my collaboration with Roberto Farruggio who is a New York based sicilian filmmaker and has been shadowing me for Darshan for the last several weeks. Roberto and I met in spain during “Espacio Nudage” a festival we were both invited and selected to attend in Spain this January. Roberto assisted me for a job for AOL in Madrid and we soon knew we would get along like peas in a pod. This friendship grew and has led him following my recent project Darshan all the way to India.

Darshan my most recent pride and joy, was a project that got successfully funded on Kickstarter a month ago. I have just freshly returned from Mumbai where I was deep into production creating the next four images in this series of 9. I just wanted to share Roberto’s work with you and say that many of my behind the scenes stills and movies to come, will be owing to his ardent following. Below is a picture of him in india with me capturing footage for Darshan.

Here is a quick sample of Roberto’s work below but I encourage you to take a look at his style and imagery on his website.

Please keep tuned to some incredible production stills of how Darshan was manufactured and touched by many people’s hard and ardent work on sets.

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Herbert G Pointing @ The Empty Quarter

February 16, 2011

When I was in Dubai which was a few weeks, I visited a fantastic photography gallery called The Empty Quarter. Elie, the proud owner of the gallery is kind, gracious and has a great roster of people and shows. The exhibition that was up when I visited was a really memorable one. It made you instantly feel sort of lame about ever complaining about carrying around one too many lenses on your back. No pain, no gain folks. People die for their art and for what they believe in. Here is a quick read on what this show was about.

T E R R A N O V A

In 1910, the Terra Nova expedition set itself the glorious task of conquering the South Pole. Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a group of men in a long and excruciating venture, which ultimately ended with their tragic death. Scott and his men died on their way back from the Pole, overcome by extreme cold, exhaustion and starvation.

“All the daydreams must go”, wrote Scott in his diary. But the dreams, the ambitions and the beauty of Scott’s journey did not fade away:

Herbert G. Ponting, recruited as ‘camera artist’ for the Terra Nova expedition, left over 1700 glass plate negatives as a testimony of the Antarctic venture, now marking its centennial anniversary.

Some of these pictures were just raw, honest and printed to perfection. I know am a richer person for seeing these come to life before me. I encourage you to visit the gallery webpage and read up a bit about the legacy Mr. Pointing left behind. Below is the fabulous gallery owner Elie.

The Worst Journey in the World – Captain Scott

Portrait of Mr. Herbert G Pointing

Elie, owner and curator at The Empty Quarter, DIFC, Dubai

Espacio Nudage – Spain

December 20, 2010

I am currently in Mumbai, India. This time I am here sooner than I expected to be and the weather is more than perfect! Mumbai for those of you who don’t know is the city I was born and raised in … all my updates from here on will be from India. I am scheduled to return to the states on Feb 12th in order to attend the closing of my solo show in Los Angeles. You can read more about it on this link. If you live in LA and read this blog, please stop in and say hello at Kopeikin Gallery.

So about a month ago I got an email from Mike Kent who was in charge of coordinating the photo entries for Espacio Nudage. I had never heard of this event before but I was invited to submit my work for the contemporary photography section. This is the first time this event is being held in the city of Santader, Spain. A gorgeous city with views of the mountains and bays and a incredible spanish history in addition! The event was being sponsored by the council of culture and tourism and I submitted my work and waited patiently while I browsed images of Santander Spain, it’s a gorgeous place, here are some images below to give you a sense of the landscape and some old Spanish architecture there.



I just heard back and was selected as one of ten photographers from several entries and was informed that I will be flown in and put up so I could attend the exhibition and see my work in a brand new country. I am humbled beyond words and am so glad to have gotten the opportunity. A shout out to Mike kent for being so easy to work with and I can hardly wait until I set foot on a totally different piece of the planet. I don’t speak spanish but hope to pick up a little bit while I am there. I will keep you posted about the show and other details!