Gido , Germany
made for the book: One Minute on Earth 2013
It all started with some theme photodays we organised in the internet and learned to know each other. For doing things online isn't always as much fun as doing something real together we made a photobook called water which we made in november 2012. After this book was in our hands I really wanted to go a bit futher and came up with the idea to all do something offline together at the same time. The one minute on earth was just the logical result of this thought and we managed to do so. We all took a photo at the exact same moment on earth to be able to see the world in one moment in night, day, in spring and automn, in rain and snow, sunny and cloudy, just to see our world where it is everywhere in one moment. The organisation wasnt that easy and many had to deal with really cold wether. We did a test shooting a month before and this is book is the result of the first pilot of one minute on earth. With this pilot project and photobook we hope that there are many more people who would like to join us to do this again very soon.
I didn't really had a good plan for myself eventhough I told all to to have one to be sure to make a good shot at the right moment. My idea was to shoot a taxi boat in Hamburg with people on it driving with the boat onto Hamburgs skyline. Normaly I don't go on a saturday to the harbour for there are a lot of tourists, I totally forgot about that. It took me 40 minutes to find a parking place (I was too stupid not to take the subway) and I had to run to my planed taxi boat and didn't find it... For it already left. So I took the next Taxiboat and realised I wouldn't be back in the Hamburger skyline direction on time if I dont change taxi boats, but what if I get out the boat and there is no taxi boat to bring me back. But in the middle of the taxiboat trip (those taxi stop within the trip) I saw the same taxiboat getting back to Hamburg just before we landet at Övelgönne. So I really had to jump out of the boat pushing away a lot of tourists to be able to change boats... It worked out. I was getting back to back Hamburg and saw it's skyline exactly on 14:00pm GMT+1. I was so excited while being there knowing all people who joined this project were shoting photos too. People on the boar probably wondered why I had such big smile on my face :-)
You dont see the tourists on the boat I wanted to shot... yeah true... but thats the part of democracy this project has in it, all voted for the other photo (plan B) and not the one I planed to shoot.
I am Gido Carper, 40 married and father of 2 children, studied photograpy in a past live in Den Haag and Utrecht and it is again my passion.
also joined the Book with these photos:
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Taken : April 6, 2013, 2:02 pm
Uploaded : 6 years ago
Category : Urban Exploration
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