VIDEO: Back To The Balkans

Captivate is back in Romania for our second euro shoot trip of the year, this time with Christopher Eades joining us on his first overseas jaunt.  To celebrate being back in Eastern Europe so soon, we’re kicking this journey off with a small recap of the last one, backed by a mean groove.

The video was shot by Alexander Vlad, Stefan Amariutei and our Romanian colleague with a similar name and predilection of all things Canon, Alex Vlad Covaci.

Still photography in the video by Alexander Vlad.  In the coming days we’ll reveal a number of the projects we were working on over here past and present and reconnect with our production family to cook up something new.

Assistance by Stefan Amariutei and Alex Vlad Covaci, who worked like champions all across the country and who helped make this whole enterprise possible.

Video edited by Christopher Eades, who may end up subconsciously learning Romanian by scrubbing footage.

The journey to Transylvania in September / October 2014 also produced some interesting results.

DAILY EDIT: Sultan Qaboos of Oman’s Al Alam Palace

Oman was always one of my favourite parts of going to the Middle East.  The people, culture, occasional access to bacon (for a Gulf State) and incredible geography all contribute to making it a worthy destination.  Even on the way out of the country, our cab driver insisted we had enough time to tour around Sultan Qaboos impressive Al Alam Palace.  I had a mini tripod in my carry on bag that required me to spend a good amount of time on my belly, drawing curious looks from the palace guards, but it was worth it to capture the symetry and presence of the front, along with how vibrant it is, in stark contrast to the muted desert colours of palaces in other Gulf monarchies.  Photographed by Alexander Vlad.

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