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I am very happy to share this brand video I produced for the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (World Economic Forum).

We produced multi-camera interviews in Jakarta and shot footage in Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sumatra, Indonesia. It also includes 2-D motion graphics.

It is edited in a narrative style, with soundbites from interviewees introducing the purpose of the organization and featuring two case studies from Brazil and Indonesia.

If Vimeo is blocked in your country, you can watch it on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/Kgd881_fMSA

I really enjoyed working on this project, as I am particularly interested in climate change and environmental issues.

Recently I was commissioned to shoot corporate portraits of a company’s executives in Asia.

As usual with this type of shots, time was limited, so I made arrangements so that everyone could stand for a portrait in a short period of time. Using the same lighting setup also allowed consistency.

Here is a sample of the portraits in black and white.

Corporate portrait, Jakarta, Indonesia

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portrait, Jakarta, Indonesia

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

I am shooting photo and video for an international client in a 5-star hotel in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. This assignment involved a lot of planning and pre-production to make sure the setup is right and everything runs smoothly today. The assignment included multi-camera, continuous recording of a live event with 100+ people and several interviews.

All ready for the interviewee!

All ready for the interviewee!

Today, the 8th of March, is International Women’s Day. This day serves as an occasion to celebrate the achievements of women, but also to campaign for gender parity. Many people wrongly believe gender parity only benefits women, but in fact it benefits society as a whole, propelling economic, social and cultural progress.

One of those women who had an effect on social and cultural progress was photojournalist Françoise Demulder.

Source: Linternaute.com Copyright: Georges Beutter

Source: Linternaute.com
Copyright: Georges Beutter

She once said that she hated war, “but felt compelled to document how it is always the innocent who suffer, while the powerful get richer and richer”.

She was the first woman to ever win a World Press Photo award, in 1977, for a photo of a Palestinian woman pleading to a Phalange militiaman in Karantina, East Beirut.

Source: World Press Photo Copyright: Françoise Demulder

Source: World Press Photo
Copyright: Françoise Demulder

She was known by her nickname, ‘Fifi’, apparently coined by Yasser Arafat, whom she met during the war in Lebanon.

She started her career in Vietnam, documenting the onset of the war in 1975 and she went on to photograph most of the major conflicts of the end of the 20th century. She was one of the few women who managed to forge a strong professional reputation in the predominantly male world of photojournalism.

She passed away in Paris in 2008, aged 61. You can read her obituary and more information about her life and work in this obituary published by The Guardian. This website has a collection of pictures of her through the years. Some of her work is available here.

To know more about International Women’s Day, go to http://www.internationalwomensday.com

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