Homeless in Paris

There are estimated 3000 people living on the streets of paris. Lots of advertising agencies work for homeless associations but none of them has ever worked directly for the homeless. Without spending one euro and by using simple material that the homeless can easily find on the street, we’ve created cardboards’ messages made out of coins.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWJQoHl_LwE

Dark side of the lens

The monologue running behind the visuals is magical. If you’re a photographer, a filmmaker, a surfer or just want to lead a creative life, whether for money, glory or any other reason, this video is for you.

Life on the road is something I was raised to embrace. Me Ma always encouraged us to open our eyes and our hearts to the world, make up our own minds for experience of being inspired. I see life in angles, in lines of perspective – the slow turn of a head, the blink of an eye, subtle glimpses of magic – other folk might pass by. Cameras help me translate, interpret and understand what I see. It’s a simple act that keeps me grinning. I never set out to become anything in particular, only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience for adventure and for passion. They still all mean something to me, same as most anyone with dreams. My heart bleeds celtic blood and I magnetize the familiar frontiers. The raw brutal cold coastlands for the right waveriders to challenge – this is where my heart beats hardest.

I try to pay tribute to that magic through photographs. Weathering the endless staunch for rare glimpses of magic each winter is both a blessing and a curse I relish. I wanna see waveriding documented the way I see it in my head, and the way I feel it in the sea. This is a strange set of skills to begin to acquire. This is only achievable through time spent riding waves. All sorts of waves on all sorts of crafts. There is more time spent learning out on the water, floating in the sea amongst lumps and swells, you always learn something. It’s been a lifelong wise old classroom teacher of sorts and hopefully, it always will be. Buried beneath headlands, shaping the coast, mind-blowing images of empty waves burn away at me.

Solid ocean swells powering through deep cold water, heavy waves weighs in wait, coaxed from comfortable routine, ignite the imagination, conveys some of the viny spark, whisper possibilities, conjure the situations I thrive amongst and love to document.

We all take knocks in the process – broken backs, drownings, near-drownings, hypothermia, dislocations, fractures, frostbite, head wounds, stitches, concussions, broke my arm – and that’s just the last couple of years, still look forward to getting amongst it each winter though.
Cold creeping into your core, driving you mad, day after day, mumbling to yourself while you hold position and wait for the next set to come. The dark side of the lens – An artform that to itself and us, silent workhorses of the surfing wake. There’s no sugary cliché. Most folk don’t even know who we are, and what we do or how we do it, let alone what they pay us for it. I never want to take this for granted so I try to keep motivation simple, real, and positive.

If I only scrape a living, at least it’s a living where I’m scraping.
If there’s no future in it, this is a present worth remembering.
For fires of happiness and waves of gratitude. For everything that brought us to that point on earth at that moment in time, to do something worth remembering with a photograph, or a scar – I feel genuinely lucky and hand on heart say I love doing what I do. And I may never be a rich man, or live long enough, then sadly I have a tale or two for the nephews. And I dig the thought of that.Mickey Smith

Source: https://vimeo.com/14074949

To Do List

  • Read more
  • Browse less
  • Meet more
  • Chat less
  • Play more
  • Work less
  • Listen to music (while doing nothing else)
  • Bike more
  • Drive less
  • Travel more (white shirts, blue jeans, dslr camera, sketch books, suitcase)
  • Plan less
  • Give more
  • Keep less
  • Write a script
  • Take a class
  • Make a mess

And if it doesn’t work 🙁 Start over

Created by: Yaniv Fridman and Daniel Luna

Source: https://vimeo.com/37062018

City of Coimbra Video

Bellow is a fantastic video that shows the city of Coimbra in Portugal. Although it served as the nation’s capital during the High Middle Ages, it is better-known for its university, the University of Coimbra, which is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. I studied in the University of Coimbra and I am currently very happy living in Coimbra.

Source: https://vimeo.com/26167826

Analysis of Online Consumer Behavior

Bellow is an infographic that helps you understand the behavioral characteristics of online consumers, but also to obtain answers to several important questions. Some of these questions are:

  1. What are online shopper demographics?
  2. Why do people prefer to buy shop online?
  3. What are the most common reasons why people don’t shop online?
  4. What are the various online spending trends in different retail sectors?

Perspective on life

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What’s that, a bonus?!? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, go collect all your super, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm! Amen.”

George Costanza

Project 365: Typography + Photography

Ashley Herrin have a nice set on flickr that combines Typography with Photography.

A third attempt at a 365 days project. Most of the photos were taken during a road trip during summer 2010 and have been sitting unused and unedited on my computer since I got back. 75 days on the road, 17,000 miles driven, 26+ national parks. This 365 days project is the best way for me to finally go through all these overlooked images.

Check the set page at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyherrin/sets/72157627278558354/

I hate it when people call themselves ‘entrepreneurs’

I hate it when people call themselves ‘entrepreneurs’ when what they are really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on. They are unwilling to do the work it takes to build a real company, which is the hardest work in business. That’s how you really make a contribution and add the legacy of those who went before. You build a company that will still stand for something a generation of two from now. That’s what Walt Disney did, and Hewlett and Packard, and the people who built Intel. That’s what I want Apple to be.

Steve Jobs