Florence remembers the flood

As has happened any time waters have rise significantly since the Great Flood of 1966, Florentines lined the river Arno to capture the power of the flood waters on iPhone, Cameras and even GoPros!

This short video by Mark Abouzeid gives you a sense of why this time feels different…why there may just be real cause for worry…or the state of emergency that civil authorities are getting preparing to handle.”

Boudoir Photography, behind the scenes video

Mark Abouzeid and LanZalibre produced this behind the scenes video of their work on Boudoir Photography shoots.  A private view into the closed studio.

 

Un boudoir è una stanza da letto privata di una signora, un salotto o uno spogliatoio; il termine deriva da verbo francese “bouder” che significa “mettere il broncio”.

Storicamente, il boudoir formava una suite privata di una stanza di una signora, per il bagno e per lo spogliatoio ed era adiacente alla camera da letto.

In un periodo successivo venne usato come un salotto privato e per altre attività come il ricamo o per divertenti incontri intimi.La fotografia ed il video di Boudoir hanno come scopo la seduzione, accendere l’mmaginazione di qualcuno.

Anti-Immigrant Attacks Spur Florence Artists to Action

Henry Ridgwell of VOA News recently visited the city to interview Mark Abouzeid on his work to combat racism.

 

The Italian city of Florence is known for its art and beauty. Its immigrant community is less well known. But following a series of racist attacks on African migrants in Florence, a group of artists is highlighting the contribution of foreigners to Florentine culture, past and present.

From Voice of America:

FLORENCE — The Italian city of Florence is known for its art and beauty. Its immigrant community is less well known. But following a series of attacks on African migrants in Florence, a group of artists is highlighting the contribution of foreigners to Florentine culture, past and present.

With its stunning architecture and countless galleries, Florence has long been at the heart of Western art.  It is the birthplace of the Renaissance, the flowering of Western artistic endeavor that began in the 14th century.

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Two new videos with Oddur

Oddur Mar Runarsson is a former guitarist of Lamb. Now following a solo career, Mark Abouzeid collaborated with him to produce these live videos in a Haunted House in Spain.

“Shot a few live videos with ace photo journalist and video maker Mark Abouzeid in an abandoned mansion on the Costa Brava last week. It’s a pretty spooky place, especially after dark..more of that at a later date! Apparently it belonged to some famous ballet dancer and was wrecked and ruined by the Franco fascist regime in 1968. Still, it’s remarkably intact and Abou and I found it perfect for the shooting videos. Abou also took great photos of it which you can find on his sites. About the song, although it’s 20 odd years since I left Iceland the old iceberg somehow feels closer than ever and I’ve been writing a few songs in Icelandic of late and this is the most recent one. It’s called “Dimmu Blues”, dimma is a word for darkness so it’d translate to something like darkness blues. “ Oddur Mar Runarsson Continue reading