1
Jan

Invisible cities of Syria

Invisible cities. The metropolis of Damascus, intellectual hub of Aleppo, steamy waterfronts Latakia, winding streets of tiny Ma’loula – places that are now suspended in semi-being, the state of war-not-war, bombed and raided again and again, waiting for a good change that will never come. Syria, the country that several decades ago was cut out, […]

27
Dec

Photo archeology

I took these pictures in 1995, during my first, mind blowing, visit to New York City and New Orleans. Then I spent countless hours in the darkroom at the University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska, playing with grain, tonal ranges, experimenting with over-magnification, fighting with old and heavy Soviet made enlargers. Pure fun. Or no – a […]

26
Dec

Daniel C. Dennett: The Man Who Changed the Way We Think About the Mind

We filmed this episode of Pioneers a year ago, on the Little Deer Isle in Maine. Daniel C. Dennett, a wonderful man who happens to be one of the greatest and busiest philosophers on the planet Earth, generously granted me almost two days of his time, which I’m thoroughly and sincerely thankful for. We met at his […]

25
Dec

A night in Malacca

Two years ago Artur Ekert, a friend who is a renowned physicist by day and crazy pilot by night took me for an unforgettable ride. We flew his old Cessna from Johor in Malaysia up North, along the shores of the Malacca Strait, to, well, Malacca. The latter is one of those places whose name automatically […]

11
Dec

Night patrol in Nixon, Nevada

This one of those fantastic, touching stories that haven’t been reported properly yet. For some reasons they weren’t published yet, or, due to the ruthless economy of paper publications, were deleted from feature reportages – but weren’t forgotten. I would like to launch the process of excavating them, bit by bit. I feel indebted to […]

26
Nov

Underrepresentation of the sunny side of NYC

For some inexplicable reason New York City seems to be terribly visually underrepresented. Its sunny urban landscapes rarely can be seen onscreen. This is my humble attempt to make it up for them.  Pictures taken on the way from Princeton, NJ to Croton, NY.

25
Nov

Pioneers go (sort of) Hollywood

Pioneers documentary series didn’t have a proper trailer – but now it (sort of) does. This is also my very first attempt of going into a Hollywood mode. As you might know each of the 45 minute long episodes portraits one remarkable contemporary thinker, a rebel, a pioneer. There is Julian Barbour (physicist and science historian), Daniel C. Dennett (philosopher), […]

19
Nov

Distant lands

Distant lands. B-rolling for the Pioneers series at the very northern tip of Sandy Hook, NJ. Old and rusty military installations, the proving ground – all that is being reclaimed by nature.

18
Nov

The mighty Hudson river

The mighty Hudson river as seen from the Bear Mountain. Filming additional footage for the Pioneers doc series. Six years ago we drove the same winding road with Gregory and Virginia Chaitin. It was spring, all sounds from the valley were damped by the vegetation. Today it’s different – one can hear a conversation from a […]