Marcelo Buainain was born in 1962 in Campo Grande, Brazil, and defines himself as a documentary photographer. In 1988, he abandoned the 5th grade of the medical school at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS, to devote himself to photography and we thank him for it.
BBC 4 documentary
A few years back (how could I have missed this!?), these stunningly exotic photos of animal embryos were taken for a National Geographic documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. Using a combination of 4D ultrasound scans and computer-generated imagery, producer Peter Chinn crafted some amazing results; it’s impossible to tell what is real and what has been composed.
“There is no intention to deceive, and we are clear about just how far our cameras can go,” said the show’s producer Peter Chinn. “But the picture we’ve been able to build up goes further than my wildest dreams.”
“Oceans” is an impressive 2009 French nature documentary by Jacques Perrin. Exploring Earth’s five oceans, it was filmed in over 50 different places and took four years to complete.
Try to see the original French version instead of the Disneynature version (US and Canada distributer) as it lasts 20 minutes longer.
More film snippets can be found here.
When in Paris, I always try to visit Pere Lachaise. It is in fact the only cemetery I visit regularly, even though no one I personally knew rests there. And I am not alone. Why are people drawn to Pere Lachaise if not dead or related to those who are?
Heddy Honigmann’s intriguing and award-winning documentary “Forever” explores the answer in a series of conversations with visitors, each musing on gravestones. Honigmann goes well beyond the triumph of life over death; she examines the importance of art in our existence.
Photos by Nathalie Graafland