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Hi there, I am a graphic- & interactive designer based in Germany. If I'm not behind the screen you will find me on the move. Have fun going through a comprehensive mood about my life.

Sound Matrix

Yo-ho, just start clicking on the squares and create some sound. Nice and simple and can be fun on an iPad or iPhone. If you try to activate all squares to find out what happens to the sound … here is what I read on a another blog – in case anyone was wondering, everything sounds good together because it’s a pentatonic scale. Pentatonic scales are used traditionally in Asian music.

What I couldn’t find so is how to stop this 🙁   Found it! 🙂

Have fun

Deserted City

Born 1977 Kim Høltermand is a freelance architectural and landscape photographer from Denmark. When he’s not out taking moody epic photographs of architecture, Kim works as a fingerprints expert in The Crime Scene Unit of The Danish National Police.

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The Places We Live

“Over the last three years of visiting slums I’m simply awestruck by people’s capacity to create normalcy and dignity out of the most challenging circumstances.” –– Jonas Bendiksen

In 2008 more people live in cities than in rural areas. One third of city dwellers, more than a billion people, live in slums. In The Places We Live, Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen presents sixteen homes in four different slum areas: Caracas, Venezuela; Mumbai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and Jakarta, Indonesia. This amazing website is a great eye-opener. Click on the profile pictures to enter peoples house and discover 360-deg images of homes and shanties from around the world. It’s pretty breathtaking!

Photographs by Jonas Bendiksen


						
						
						
										

The Jetlev-Flyer

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Here comes another great water sport toy. After introducing the “Seabreacher-X” , let me show you the Jetlev-Flyer. It works just like you think it should, pushing the pilot airborne with huge jets of water. Each stream of water has a lifting force of 400-500 pounds, which is enough to lift this dude sky high. The only problem: you need to stay attached to a rubber hose that supplies the water to the pack. You can fly anywhere as long as you keep your pump raft in tow. The Jetlev Flyer can be yours for the low low MSRP of 129,000 euro ($179,000).

Dakar Rally 2011

The 2011 edition of the Dakar Rally, being held in South America for the third year.  This is the 32nd running of the rally, and over 400 Teams are competing in the race with 200 motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, 140 cars, and 67 trucks. In the end, racers will have traveled 9,500 km (5,900 mi) in 13 stages across spectacular and varied terrain in both Argentina and Chile. I collected here are a handful of images from this year’s race.

F-One 2010 REVOLT 3

F-One Kite

The real beauty of this image is that it’s taken on the kitchen table in my flat! Correct, I bought this kite kit today and I’m so happy about it. It’s the 2010 F-one Revolt size 9. I was looking for the exact same model for quite some time and found this package some weeks ago at “Windsurfing Rhein Main” in Frankfurt. The kite was used in some lessons last summer but it’s still in very good condition. It comes with the blue bag but the kite has the nice color combo of black and gold, the one I was looking for!
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WROOM 2011

It’s the time of the year when the racing teams unveile their vehicles. New riders or drivers, the livery of vehicles and the team outfits get presented. Ducati’s 2011 MotoGP project was officially presented last week at Madonna di Campiglio, with the celebration of the traditional Wrooom event. Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and the MotoGP team-mates Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden joined the one week press conference at the Italian ski resort. The week-long program was filled with press conferences, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobil races and a lot of other activities. Taking a closer look on the new 2011 livery, I think the bikes look awesome but I don’t like the leathers that much. Not sure why they added the hughe black part at the front as it doesn’t look very sporty or dynamic. Somehow they look like robots or even playmobile people in their new leathers. Maybe that was the intention?

ONLY THE BRAVE!

If so, who’s intention was it? As Diesel became official sponsor of the team early 2011 I guess they have not been involved in the design of the leathers which usually is done by Alpinestars. Still, I believe that there will be an influence over time by the “Made in Italy” icon Diesel as the sponsoring platform is coordinated on Diesel’s side by Stefano Rosso, Renzo’s son, who is responsible for the brand’s overall strategic alliances. A passion for racing and the Ducati brand are nothing new for Renzo Rosso. Motorsport sponsoring and specially partnering with Ducati is nothing really new for the Italian brand as they did sponsor 1990 a Ducati bike at the World Superbike series. So, get ready to see the unmistakable Diesel mohawk head on the bikes and rider suits, a testimony of the commitment between the two companies. Seems like the start of this season feels already extraordinary for the Ducati Team with the arrival of Valentino Rossi and the association with Diesel.

I’m sure more will follow …

The 3 Frames to Fame

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Lola did her first commercial/photo shoot last summer (2010) for Europcar. Somehow I missed to see the spot on TV even that it was shown on my most favorite channels, n-tv, N24, DMAX, Sport1 and Eurosport! Anyway, it’s nice to see Lola and Lisa in the spot, even that they picked two gay looking “Spießer” at a bar where one pretend to be Lola’s father!

I’m sure they hit the target group with this one.

The Sun (feat. Nili) – Villeneuve

Great song and very dreamy video. Nice edit and post. The video was also shot with a Canon 7D with customized camera settings but still  color corrected in later post.

Réalisation: Jérémie Duriez
Production: NoStress – nostress-office.com – Strictly Confidential – strictly-confidential.net/​fr/
Montage / Post-production: Jérémie Duriez – visiondenuit.com
Musique: “The Sun” – Villeneuve – villeneuvemusic.com
Casting: Alexandra Valet, Villeneuve
© Strictly Confidential

Canon 7D Slow Motion

I’m not sure if I posted the clip before but just saw it again and thought it’s so great that I don’t really care.

Still thinking about to get the Canon D7 or even 5D and using the full package also to shoot some better film and get my head more into editing and post for film. Let’s see …
The rain was created with Trapcode Particular 2 effects in After Effects and to set the slow motion to 2000 fps he used a tool called Twixtor which intelligently slows down, speeds up or changes the frame rate of your image sequences. It’s not the cheapest tool to get but the effect is great.

New member of the F-One family

It’s always a pleasure to watch a new F-One movie from the French production house “Band Originale”. The movie was shot past summer in the Camargue region/France, where the team got together for a week. The F-One pro riders Mitu, Etienne, Micka, Alex, Julian, Raph … played around and discovered the SUP kite, a new 2 line kite concept by F-One for larger SUP style boards.

Using color processing throughout the movie, the clip really feels like a leissure day at the beach – from the F-One family.

Into Asia

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I finally managed to put together a little video of my last years trip “Into Asia”. It’s been exactly a year that I went to Asia for a 6 weeks trip.

To find more pictures or read the travelogue, click here

Camera: Nikon D90 // no use of tripod 🙁

Music: El Ten Eleven // My Only Swerving