Day 4 in Berlin

On our forth day we kept walking around the city (of course ) and went to the Tiergarten and to the Reichstag to just enjoy the view. We got to take some beautiful and fun photos, and later we met with an old friend who we hadn’t seen since high school. Being a local, he took the role of tour guide for the rest of the day, which was amazing because we got to eat some great local comfort food and he showed us some more places we hadn’t visited yet.

We went looking for the famous mural of “The Kiss” that’s on the long part of what’s left of the wall because we had to have a photo with it! And after a great lunch and a long conversation we visited Schloss Charlottenburg, took some more beautiful photos, and finished the night with red wine and another long conversation.

It is very curious how life works: 3 Kolumbianer meeting again in Berlin, Germany after almost 10 years. We had an amazing time.

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Day 2 and 3 in Berlin

On our second day in Berlin we decided to go to the German Film and Television Museum and walk around the city before the premiere of Deshora. The next day we had the entire day to keep exploring the city, so we went to the Dalí Museum, walked to Check Point Charlie and went inside the Mauermuseum.

We have to realize that The Berlin Wall was taken down not so long ago, and trying to imagine the conflict all those people had to live through is just mind boggling. This city is so full of culture and history it absorbs you and makes you want to understand more about society. It also makes you appreciate the present and at the same time it makes you want to fight for progress. If Germany was capable of doing so much in so little time, I am sure every nation in the world has the potential to become a great country.

Day 1 in Berlin

We arrived in Berlin in the early evening and it was cold and snowing. We decided to go for a stroll close to where we were staying at and where the Film Fest was being held. After walking for a while we had dinner. Without thinking it twice we looked for a shawarma place and ordered Döners to end the night with a gold seal! Here are some photos of our little adventure in the snow from the H0tel to Potsdamer Platz and the Sony Center, and of a Döner! These places are definitely worth seeing at night. The lighting is pretty cool!

Jean Pierre

This is my dear friend Jean Pierre. He is a composer and orchestrator from Chile residing in Boston.

“After studying classical guitar in Chile, Jean Pierre d’Alençon moved to Boston to enter Berklee College of Music, where he successfully completed his degree in Film Scoring. He has been working as a professional guitarist, composer and orchestrator, and his compositions include music for short films, promo videos, tango recitals and orchestras”  www.jeandalencon.com

Michelle

A talented young beauty from Guatemala making it in NY city. Let’s learn more about her: http://www.myspace.com/michellemwalter

The Colleen Project: Colleen

Today I spent the day going through a lot of work, old and new, trying to figure out what to add to my portfolio. It was refreshing to go back and take a look at a good chunk of my history as an artist, and I got to dust off a few pieces worth of publication. In that pile of forgotten work I came across this piece that I very much enjoy. This is my friend Colleen and this is how I see her. Yes, she is a gorgeous fairy tale creature who never ceases to show her true colors, even when the weather turns gray and gloomy.

© Catalina Piedrahita
© Catalina Piedrahita

Double Self in Violet

Double Self in Violet

I am going to try to use this blog more. It feel weirder and weirder using Facebook and Instagram to post my work directly. I don’t really know what to think anymore.

This is a photo made using only my iPhone. Post production and all. Art on the go. Got to love it!

© Catalina Piedrahita 2012

Percussionist in Red

Álvaro is part of the emerging music group I am photographing, and I chose him to be my guinea pig. 😉

All post-production was inspired by the ideas and comments of the band members about the visual aesthetics they want to give to the group. I hope they like my proposal. 🙂

© Catalina Piedrahita 2012

Photoshoot Jam with a String Quartet

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure to photograph a very talented string quartet. They are part of an emerging Video Game Music group, and I am thrilled to be part of their journey by photographing them.

This is amazing and gorgeous violin player Tomoko.

Thank you for the beautiful music.

More photos of the rest of the quartet to come.

© Catalina Piedrahita 2012

Everywhere Álvaro

I was going through a bunch of photos I have on my labtop, and I found this panorama I made during my first year at Nesop. I think it is kind of cool. It is a lot of fun making panoramas with funky stuff going on in them. 🙂

I am going to keep looking through my old photographs and hopefully I’ll come across more nice forgotten ones.

 

© Catalina Piedrahita 2011

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