Not really sure if this is relevant to anyone at all, but I didn’t know what else to post for NYE since all of my material is on my other laptop which is currently at the doctor’s.
Here’s what WordPress’s stat monkeys have to say about how my blog did this year, not bad hay? :)
Thank you for following me, and hopefully next year will bring heaps of new interesting content to share with y’all!
Lot’s of love and a shiny 2013 for everyyyyonnneee ♥
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 44,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals
Click here to see the complete report.
Catalogue photoshoot with the gorgeous Margarita!
This is happening this Saturday night in Guimarães, doors open at 22h.
Some context: if you’re Portuguese and not living under a rock you must be aware that Guimarães is the European Capital of Culture for 2012. There have been plenty of events, concerts, performances, exhibitions, etc and VICE Portugal is doing its thing and doing the coverage of the whole thing.
This following Saturday, the organisation is joining forces with VICE and Lovers & Lollypops — DIY label/promoter extraordinaire from Porto — to put together a super-party featuring some of Portugal’s most explosive emerging acts. There’s also a DJ called Quesadilla, who would want to miss that?
My bf dearest is also playing there with his boys from Throes + The Shine, who are likely to set the stage on fire with their fierce Rockuduro moves. If you feel like your life is lacking fun times, you should check them out, for reals.
Also, if you’re the proud owner of a vagina and if you’re quick enough, you can get an invitation for free! Ask me how, and I will redirect you to the magic gate of free invitations to GRÓIA 2012 ♥
One of the awesome people I met during my stay on the other side of the pond is Sailor Sam.
Sam’s only 22, but he already has a lot going on. He created and manages his own brand of skateboards, Fancy Skateboards, he’s a great skateboarder — as seen in the video bellow — he studies and he’s a sailor. He was also a wrestling champion when he was a teenager and has won a bunch of trophies that you can find in the first pic. Pretty cool, right?
I took a couple of pictures of him doing his thing around Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. My camera ran out of batteries that same day, so I had to use the same shutter speed in all of them, which didn’t work very well at times.
Oh, and he’s wearing V!TOR in the last two shots, how great is that?
It’s cold, it’s nearly Christmas, it sucks. My feet are incapable of producing any sort of heat so, regardless of how many socks I put on they’re still as cold as a corpse. An actual corpse, I’m not even kidding. You know those foil blankets you wrap around people with hypothermia to warm them up so they don’t die while they wait for medical assistance? Those things do nothing for me, I can wrap them around my feet and the foil thingy gets cold instead of warming up my feet. I think this might be a sort of super-power.
I also think that a part of my brain might be hibernating due to lack of coping mechanisms. No gusta leaving the house with 5 or 6 layers of clothing. It makes me feel like a fuzzy onion, so I’m turning into a hermit.
But out with the rant, in with the updates:
- New editorial/interview coming soon, yay
- More video shootin’s for the V!TOR promos, pictures will follow
- Production, catalogues, photoshoots, media stuff, etc etc for V!TOR‘s online store launch, SOON
- Going to Lisbon next week
My very own baby sister, who’s living in Berlin, collaborated with our friend and performer Antonio Onio on one of the promo videos. I am so proud of how gorgeous and fierce my bb sis is ♥
Meanwhile, here in Porto we filmed another part of the promo, that involved people feeding ice cream to each other’s foreheads. Daniela and Vitor were extremely patient, but they took out their anger on me by the end of the shooting, as you can see. Felt great :)
Some of you probably don’t know but I have been in a couple of music videos in my lifetime.
I think this happened mostly because, as a photographer who needs people to photograph at times, I believe it’s good karma to help director/photographer friends in need, when I can.
Last weekend I was in Vale de Cambra shooting a video for Lululemon, which you should definitely check out regardless of your music preferences. Vale de Cambra is very, very cold and it was also very, very rainy that day in particular. Warms my heart to see my aquiline nose so nicely presented in the middle of tight, mysterious shots. Its pet name is Anne Frank, for obvious reasons!
Here’s the teaser for the video, and some other videos I’ve been in! Can you spot me in these?
Being all cutesy and whimsy for Aquaparque
Wearing the shortest shorts ever for X-Wife
Me and my nose, aka lil Anne Frank being supa mysterious for Lululemon. News coming soon!
Last Sunday I spent my afternoon shooting with the girls from Thug Unicorn – the footage for this video will be a part of V!TOR‘s promo video, but most of the footage will be for this amazing party’s promo video. It will be madness. Sheer madness! ♥