For my 14th birthday my Mum took me on a literal trip around the world. It was my "coming of age". For my 20th birthday my best friend Courtney took me on a pretend trip to Paris, New York and Tokyo. It was the week of Ants birthday and I hadn't planned anything yet so I thought back to my favourite birthdays and wanted to pass it on.
PARIS Croissants & Black coffee at the Rose Gardens.
Soundtrack: La Femme, Francoise Hardy. Costume: Beret
BALI The Secret Garden, Waihi - due to volcanic irruptions we instead had a beer at Flat White, Waihi.
Costume: Tacky bead necklace?
BUENOS ARIES Sangria, Empanada and Gazpacho for Lunch. Then a swim and a nap at Whiritoa beach.
Soundtrack: Bascabulla. Costume: Stick on Mustache
KYOTO Teriyaki Chicken and Green tea ice cream at a Japanese shrine.
Soundtrack: Lost in Translation Soundtrack. Costume: Kimono
NEW YORK Cafe Society by Woody Allen at the Rialto then a drink at Nomad.
Soundtrack: Miles Davis. Costume: Baseball cap
I forgot to pull the camcorder out in New York & barely in LA....So all I have is a short snippet of footage from The Getty and Salvation Mountain. To make up for it here's some photos of NYC and LA as well.
My last two little love notes for Minnesota. An ode to it's nature and small town charm.
I needed a project. I found my crappy old camcorder with footage from 2012 that I never did anything with. So I started cutting it together, really raw with grainy sound. Which led me to Shy Notes. It's not about perfection, high quality or trying to prove anything. For me it is a way to document, keep my eyes seeing and for video to simply be my art. I took it to America so here is part 1.