Videos


Camille Stone Design Shoot featuring music by Oddur

produced by Mark Abouzeid

Behind the scenes at Mark Abouzeid’s recent fashion shoot for Camille Stone Design to introduce the new collection. Abouzeid used Florence’s newest cultural space/lab as the location to suit the collaborative and dynamic nature of the shoot.


Abouzeid on Racism, VOA News Interview

produced by Henry Ridgwell, Voice of America News

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.

 


Live Music Video with Icelandic guitarist, Oddur

produced by Mark Abouzeid

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.


Boudoir Photography, behind the scenes video

produced by Mark Abouzeid & LanZalibre

Mark Abouzeid and LanZalibre produced this behind the scenes video of their work on Boudoir Photography shoots. A private view into the closed studio. A boudoir (/ˈbuːd.wɑːr/; French: [bu.dwaʁ]) is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or spending time with one’s romantic partner.


Creando Il Nuovo Nuovo Mondo….non sono clandestino.

produced by Mark Abouzeid

Partendo da una serie di ritratti famosi custoditi nei musei fiorentini, attraverso un impatto visivo forte, persone di diverse culture nell’iconografia conosciuta della ritrattistica rinascimentale. Personaggi di vitale importanza per la storia fiorentina, vengono raffigurati fotograficamente mantenendo invariata l’iconografia classica del dipinto originale mentre il soggetto fotografato verrà scelto per la sua differenza etnica e per il suo contributo alla Firenze moderna. L’obiettivo è di avvicinare la cultura fiorentina, attraverso il suo momento di massimo splendore, alla ricchezza culturale apportata dagli extracomunitari. Il Nuovo Nuovo Mondo pone una domanda: “Se queste ritratti fossero eseguiti oggi, quali sarebbero i soggetti di grande valore e arricchimento per Firenze?”

Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com


Interview with Romina Diaz: artist, photographer and blues singer

THE LAB

Romina Diaz is half Italian and half Philippine but in her the two worlds blend perfectly in her art, social work and everything she does. In this interview, Romina recounts her experience teaching girls in the favellas of Manila how to use the camera to express their experience.


The Bedu of Wadi Rum, Giordania

THE LAB & the Bedouin Heritage Project

Salim Ali Lafi drives the chase vehicle for one of Jordan’s fastest rides, the camel Races at Wadi Rum, Jordan.


To the Pole and Back, a Father’s expedition diary

THE LAB

Mark Abouzeid, photojournalist, takes his daughters and us along on his expedition to the North Pole with Victor Boyarsky, famed Russian Explorer.