Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011

3a draj

shot by: rami bishara
edited by: saad shaar
original music by: anita tijoux - Sube (orginal song by antoine kerbaj from hala wel malek)

lollipops and cigarettes

shot by: saad shaar
edited by: saad shaar
original my music by: caravan palace - jolie coquine

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

dalida in hamra

dalida having a walk in hamra street, facing piccadilly theater

Saturday, December 18, 2010

samra handmades

a logo for samra handmades, will open soon facing cafe younes, hamra

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

vero moda opening here soon

a stencil on the external wall of the old warde restaurant...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Digital Harinezumi (Hedgehog) is not the most advanced digital movie camera on the market, but it might be the camera that will film reality just as you remember from Super 8mm Kodachrome movies from your childhood memories.

It is tiny, ultra-portable and unbelievably easy to use. It not only takes great unique movies but also, color boosted and highly contrasted still photographs, in the best toy camera tradition. The creators have, on purpose, removed the live-view from its LCD display when taking still pictures, to bring back the anticipation and unexpected results of analog photography. They have also left out the ability to record sound, to give you more room for your creativity and bring it closer to Super 8mm cameras.

The book for which Thompson gained most of his fame had its genesis during the research for Strange Rumblings in Aztlan, an exposé for Rolling Stoneon the 1970 killing of the Mexican-American television journalist Rubén Salazar. Salazar had been shot in the head at close range with a tear gas canister fired by officers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War. One of Thompson's sources for the story was Oscar Zeta Acosta, a prominent Mexican-American activist and attorney. Finding it difficult to talk in the racially tense atmosphere of Los Angeles, Thompson and Acosta decided to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, and take advantage of an assignment bySports Illustrated to write a 250-word photograph caption on the Mint 400 motorcycle race held there.

What was to be a short caption quickly grew into something else entirely. Thompson first submitted to Sports Illustrated a manuscript of 2,500 words, which was, as he later wrote, "aggressively rejected." Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner was said to have liked "the first 20 or so jangled pages enough to take it seriously on its own terms and tentatively scheduled it for publication — which gave me the push I needed to keep working on it", Thompson later wrote.[20]

The result of the trip to Las Vegas became the 1972 book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which first appeared in the November 1971 issues of Rolling Stone as a two-part series. It is written as a first-person account by a journalist named Raoul Duke on a trip to Las Vegas with Dr. Gonzo, his "300-pound Samoan attorney", to cover a narcotics officers' convention and the "fabulous Mint 400". During the trip, Duke and his companion (always referred to as "my attorney") become sidetracked by a search for the American Dream, with "...two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls."

Coming to terms with the failure of the 1960s countercultural movement is a major theme of the novel, and the book was greeted with considerable critical acclaim, including being heralded by the New York Times as "by far the best book yet written on the decade of dope". "The Vegas Book", as Thompson referred to it, was a mainstream success and introduced his Gonzo journalism techniques to the masses.