Last March, I was in Tunisia shooting the last block of Mohamed, my girlfriend’s independent documentary project. We’ve been working on this project for over 2 years and it felt great to finish this adventure in the home country of Mohamed. My girlfriend and I had the chance to live in an unique and warm Tunisian family for a month and it was a great life experience. We bought a Canon 5D Mark III for this last shooting block (we previously shot on a Canon Rebel T3i) and I was of course very excited to shoot with a full frame! I had little time for myself since we absolutely needed to finish the film, but I managed to shoot some pictures in between the takes and also during some time off at home and in the neighbourhood.
I was tired of using Photoshop, because I always end up spending way too much time on each shot. I wanted to do a large series and edit them on the go, so I learned Adobe Lightroom and was quite surprised. It’s actually very powerful, versatile and… fast. I liked it very much. In fact, I barely use Photoshop anymore… except when I need to do complex layer mixing and precise masks. Give it a try. Anyways, check out the pictures below!
This series is my point of view as a cinematographer on the project and more importantly, as a member of this great family that treated me like a brother and a son.
To see the entire series, please check out my Behance project page.