Posts Tagged ‘compelling’

Watchtower of Turkey: 2,200 Miles in 20 Days Condensed into a 3-Minute Visual Treat

Filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri recently spent 20 days in Turkey, and by the looks of it, he didn’t stand still for a single minute of it. Over the course of that 20 days, he travelled almost 2,200 miles with his camera equipment in tow, capturing the video and time-lapse clips he eventually compiled into the 3-minute visual journey embedded above. Read more…

Intimate Portraits from Inside a Romanian Women’s Prison

Photographer Cosmin Bumbut was given the opportunity lead a photo workshop in one of the least likely places — in a women’s penitentiary in Romania. Bumbat furnished 14 women with six Canon PowerShots plus cards and batteries,  and taught them basic photography. The photo workshop began meeting weekly, and within two months, the class had produced some 14,000 images.

The participants achieved what so many professional photographers strive to do: they wove together a very compelling visual story that also has a back story that is just as raw and captivating.

Bumbut has a small batch of additional photos on Punctum (be aware, there is some nudity in a few photos). The photos portray a very intimate portrait of the women and their daily lives from a refreshingly straightforward and honest perspective.

(via Gizmodo)