Exploring and Contemplation. This is a more "Cultural" approach to Sofia and the surrounds of Sofia. Through the different Bulgarian quotes, check Alexander Nevsky's Cathedral, walk through the city of Plovdiv, Stop over the Mosque of Djumaya, the Orthodox Church of the mother of God, the church of Saint Constantine and Helena, ride the Mount Vitosha, drop by the monasteries and go out in Sofia ! Please enjoy Kottarashky's music, one of the most amazing artist from the Balcans.
I met Lubomir in the beginning of 2013 in a french ABM - Travel Film Festival. He was representing Bulgaria through his travel company : Odysseia-in.com
When he asked me if I was shooting the next #GoWithFlo episode in Bulgaria, I already had a couple of other destinations planned ! I didn't know much about Bulgaria, but I DO have a BIG interest for Eastern European countries. So I asked him a little bit more.
Soon, we really clicked. He needed a dude with fresh ideas to shoot a sport video in Sofia / Bulgaria. What would Bulgaria look like through the eyes of a skateboarder, a mountain biker or a paraglider ?
The purpose for HIM ? To promote his company, they organize bike tours in the mountains all around Bulgaria and want to show the country as a "Sport and Cultural destination"
The purpose for BULGARIA : To apply for "Sofia, capital of Culture 2019", and to improve their reputation as an Eastern European destination.
WE HAD A DEAL !
Check the two videos I created "Learn Bulgarian Lesson 1 and 2" and tell me if you still see Bulgaria the same way !
You might not get it if you don't speak french ! But the translation for Lawyer is "Avocat" (litteraly Avocado). So we follow Delphine around the world as she check the freedom of speech from different... Avocados... Help her financing her project here : http://fr.ulule.com/expression-avocats/
It's sometimes hard to have an outside point of view over the place where you grew up. So when I'm back after a long time, I like to go for a plane ride with my dad. You can see "Villard-Sallet" my village, "Mollard-Ciseaux" my chalet in the mountain ! and Karma Ling with the rooftops made out of gold ! It's the biggest buddhist center in Europe !
Paris, Le marais (3rd and 4th district) is where I live. This is portraits of people living here shot with a canon 600D and only one lens, 50mm. You can see the different religions and cultures that live in Le Marais, around "Place des Vosges". Meet Ramzy, at the end of the video, a big french star.