Twitter got there first

“There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up  the people. Crazy.”
Janis Krums was the first person to offer an image and a commentary of the incident, through TwitPic.

Update: Some great compilations of various reports from kottke.org ‘Hudson River plane crash’, including a terrifying video of a similar incident, and in Flickr. On other media:

On the press:
EL PAIS: A salvo los 153 ocupantes de un avión que cayó en el rio Hudson de Nueva York 
LA TIMES: All safe after US Airways jet goes down in New York’s Hudson River
The Guardian: Plane crashes in Hudson river in New York
There is more in Google if you care to search.
And guess what, Once again, Twitter proves its worth as it happened with the Mumbai terror attacks

That is the real NEW in this event: Twitter is worth. It is an incredible tool for communicating as it happens.
You just can not be a photographer, a journalist, an academic, or just a citizen, and not know about Twitter

Lake Zurich at night

It was full moon recently -as it happens often- and I wanted to try and mess with long exposures on the digital camera. The thing is that while I was cycling to the lake I thought “damm it , I don’t have the tripod with me!” But then again, who needs a tripod when all one wants sometimes is to play? So I decided to use the camera’s body as my tripod, and place it anywhere I could, really. At the beginning it was messy and unstable, but quickly I found ways to rest the camera in certain places, like over rocks, steps, trash cans, etc. to get, if not an appropriate level, at least a firm hold.

You see, I haven’t had fun with my cameras ever since I went digital. Somehow there is a need for perfection, for high definition, for sharpness, that I wasn’t looking for when shooting for example with my Lomo collection of plastic cameras, or even the Seagull or my pinhole box. Yes, perfection may be experienced to be no fun in cases. What I really wanted that night was to get out, look at the moon over the lake, and its reflection; walk in the park and use the camera as that therapeutic tool that use to be free of critical underpinning, innocent.

I discovered a good few tricks for long exposures with the Nikon D300 that will be handy at other non-playful times. Also, I saw how the noise levels are affected in different settings, and above all I just had a bit of much needed digital fun.

These images above are what I could salvage from the experiment. Nothing great, but fun. I will post here some proper night shots of the lake Zurich as soon as I can.

Some old videos and photo-animations.

These are some old video projects I did for college and clients, some based on photo-animation, some just plain short films.

Reverse Perspective Interactive Holograms, 2005.

Promotion for Interactive Holographic advertisement, produced by me for Reverse Perspective in 2005.

Waiting for the Luas, 2005.

What do you do in the coldest winter’s night? You get your friends to pose for you at the Luas station, in front of the already-gone Fatima Mansions, and convince them to do what you say because it makes sense. Thanks to Thomas and Michael.

The project was to develop a narrative through photographs on a video’s time-line. Rather than creating different scenes, I decided to try phoho-animation. I never added sound to it.

Unfortunately, the compression of the AVI file I uploaded provoked a weird flow of frames. Well, is very close to the real thing.

Coffee, 2005.

As above, the idea was to create a narrative through photographs in a time-line. It is about the magic of the everyday.

Bread: Food For Life, 2004.

This is a series of 3 ads done for a project at college, not at all associated with thehungersite.com (unfortunatelly!), and were never intended to be published.
The theme was ‘Bread: the food of life’. I created these mock-up TV advertisements based on the idea of the inexpensiveness of bread being a luxury for too many.

Bread: Food For Life I

Bread: Food For Life II

Bread: Food For Life II

By Bohoe