Saturday, 20 October 2012

Eric Bergeri's aerial shots of São Paulo

Eric Bergeri is a São Paulo based biologist turned photographer who specialises is fashion and actions  sports. Unsurprisingly he switched his attention to skyscrapers and aerial views when he arrived to São Paulo and has taken some great shots of the city often from unusual perspectives.

Below are a series of Bergeri's photographs taken from a helicopter. In his own words:

"I wanted to shoot some photos from my seat and some others with a wide angle to get some perspective (of) the crazy lines of the tallest buildings. The main problem is that the chopper’s blades are in the frame if one shoots from the door with a wide angle. So, I designed a tool to remotely trigger the camera under the chopper..."

Smart guy. Here are the results:

Banespa building 
Copan building

Football pitch in a favel

Sé Cathedral

São Paulo skyline

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

VIDEO: 7 Billion Others, the São Paulo Interviews

One of the best exhibitions I went to last year was 7 Billion Others which was hosted in the MASP in São Paulo for a few weeks.

It was part of the Good Planet Foundation project and kickstarted by Yann Arthus-Bertrand who you may know from the aerial photo series "The Earth seen from the Sky"

In total 6,000 interviews were filmed in 84 countries by about twenty directors who went in search of the 7 billion "Others" covering very different kinds of people. This was a worldwide project but of course it could not be complete without a prolonged stop in Brazil which in turn could not happen without a good long stop in São Paulo.

I realise I am a bit late on this one but what I recently found were the original videos of all the São Paulo interviewees together as opposed to mixed in with other people from around the world. Like all the others the São Paulo interviews are supposed to show "everything that unites us, links us and differentiates us" through 45 key questions.

Somos São Paulo (We are São Paulo)

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