A Harlem Poetry Lesson: By Nokia Lumia 1020

I just returned home from work to find this link in my e-mail. A link to a video I've been looking forward to, realized with the Nokia Lumia 1020, shot by the fashion photographers Bruce Weber and David Bailey.

It's a very short post at Nokia Conversations, so from there I can't share much more than the quote of Bruce Weber: “This is the first time that I have used a mobile phone for my work. Nokia has created a smartphone which not only matches the capabilities of many high-end cameras, but in most cases surpasses them.”

But there is some more information on Vimeo I'd like to share here as well:"The film chronicles a full day where Weber took friend and fellow photography legend, David Bailey, to his favourite neighbourhood of Harlem to capture the heart and soul of New York’s most vibrant community. Weber said: “One of the best things in the world is to share your life behind the camera with a friend”.

The pair were working together for the first time and captured over 1000 images in Harlem on their Nokia Lumia 1020’s, showcasing the phones imaging capabilities in a contextual and truly human way. Bruce Weber dedicated the film to American soul and jazz poet, musician and author, Gil Scott-Heron. The self defined “bluesologist” provides the soundtrack to the short film that celebrates an area he spent much of his early years in."

Now not only this video is absolutely worth watching, listening to Gill Scott-Heron's "soundtrack" is a treat as well. The poet/singer died in 2011 and recorded some very famous songs/raps like The BottleLady Day and John Coltrane, and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Chances are you never heard of him, so I can only tip you to check the links to listen his impressive art as well.

And enjoy the video, it really shows what the Lumia 1020 appears to be capable of!

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