From literally freezing for a shot of the Atacama’s starry skies to riding through the world’s driest desert, two Finnish filmmakers go to extremes for the camera.
“Santiago has a great graffiti scene as well, but in Valpraíso you have everything – there is a strong creative energy,” Camilo Barra, A.K.A. Zopa, told ThisisChile. “You have international artists, but more than that, you have people playing guitar in the streets, people taking photographs. It’s really vibrant.”
Two roads traverse the nitrate pampa, a stretch of desert once the heart of the Chilean economy, but now a graveyard for over 80 ruined factories and towns.
In July 2011, Morrigan McCarthy and Alan Winslow embarked on a three year project to ride their bicycles over 30,000 miles (48,280 km) across four continents and 50 countries, documenting the lives of twenty-somethings around the world through photographs, video, audio and writing.