"When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”
The featured photographs have been made in Lublin (Poland), Madrid (Spain), Auroville (India), Pondichery (India), Bangalore (India) and Loni Kalbhor (India) between 2012 & 2018.
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
“When you know how to listen, everybody is the guru”
“Now is the only reality, all else is either memory or imagination.”
“Travel slow, you life enjoyer…”
Photos have been made during explorations in Lublin (Poland), Berlin (Germany), Tamil Nadu (India), Karnataka (India), Delhi (India), Himachal Pradesh (India), Maharashtra (India) from 2012-2018.
“Shoot less, think more.”
All photographs made on 35mm colour film with a 1970’s Canon AE-1, 1960’s Yashica Electro 35 and a 1990’s Nikon AF200 .
Netherlands | "Gum Chung: The Slacklife" | Short Documentary Film
"Gum Chung: The Slacklife" is a short film (9 mins) by Navin Torres and Ravi Vazirani that explores the unconventional sport of slacklining through the eyes of professional athlete, performer and funny-man Sebastian Gum Chung. The locations in the film spread across three European cities- Utrecht (NL), Amsterdam (NL) and Lublin (PL). "Gum Chung" is an independent film supported by Slacktivity.
*Premiered at the Urban Highline Festival, Lublin, Poland in July 2019*
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Poland | GoPro Shorts | A Love Letter to Highlining
Festivals are full of euphoria and a medium to bond with people sharing similar interests. The Urban Highline Festival held annually in Lublin, Poland is one of the oldest highlining festival known as Carnaval Sztukmistrzów wherein hundreds of people will witness you overcome your fears as you walk the line. It invites some special guests every year, from world record holders and sponsored athletes to rigging experts and inspirational explorers. It’s a celebration of slacklining and is a highline playground in the middle of a 700 year old historic town. In this video get transported to Poland as Navin Devnani-Torres brings you, first hand, the vibe of the Urban Highline Festival in a visual format. Hope this makes you ache to try highlining and if it does then Navin’s work is done.
Filmed by Navin Devnani Torres
Edited by: Ravi Vazirani
Barcelona | GoPro Shorts | La Mar Bella ft. Andy Anderson
Filmed in the beautiful Barcelona beach-side skate park "La Mar Bella". Professional skateboarder Andy Anderson from Canada explores the transitions and local vibe.