Date: December 2016
Length : 03:41
This is the result of hours of driving around Iceland, filming in biting cold, struggling against elves & spirits in search of some decent waves to surf.
It is one of the first motion projects I am actually satisfied about. Chasing swell in Iceland requires patience and a lot of investment – physical, as well as financial and personal. Handling both photography (see here) & video during this trip was setting the bar even higher; I feared this project would never materialize, but in the end we came up with just enough surfing to bring this out.
It is hard to describe the feelings created by such a change of scenery. Iceland’s untouched nature and its powerful, unreal landscapes provide total escapism and a real fascination. Day after day, while on the road searching for waves, the misty and cold atmosphere created an invitation for us to move to another world, fuelling our imagination with tales and legends where each rock generates a new mystical dimension.
That is precisely the atmosphere that I tried to re-create in this video.
Notes from Lee-Ann Curren :
« After visiting on a regular basis for the past 5 years, Iceland has become almost like a second home to me. I’m not sure what attracts me so much about this place. Maybe the immensity of the landscapes that make you feel so vulnerable, yet very much alive, and leave you in a permanent state of awe and contemplation.I think this video describes perfectly what it feels like to be out there. Special thanks to Roxy for supporting us, Samaris for the beautiful music, and our local friends Ingo, Heidar, Elli, Steinar, Mother Earth, Betty, Hlynur, just to name a few, for making each trip to Iceland a new magical adventure. »
Along with Lee-Ann Curren, we travelled like that for a few days, weeks, carried by winds and swell, on the hunt for waves that would allow us to bring back unique memories of this extraordinary region. Watch below.
RVCA | INSPIRED BY… MARGAUX ARRAMON-TUCOO
Date: April 2016
Length : 02:42
Location: Basque Country, France
Surfer: Margaux Aramon-Tucoo (@margause)
« I am inspired by the ephemeral space of time; the moments that die and are reborn through the way they make us feel. »
Margaux Arramon-Tucoo is a talented surfer and artist from the south-west of France. I was commissioned by RVCA to take a look inside her life and mind, tell about her environment, who she is, and where she wants to go.
Originally posted: eu.rvca.com/t/advocate/margaux-arramon-tucoo
TRUE TO THIS – PARKA | VOLCOM WOMEN
Date: September 2016
Length : 01:50
Location: Biarritz – Basque Country, France
With: Lucie Curutchet & Marynn (behance.net/marynn)
Song: Cheese – Cannery Terror – soundcloud.com/canneryterror
As part of a jacket design project with Volcom; Lucie & Marynn came up to me to produce a video. After the most creative brainstorming of all times we came up with crazy brilliant ideas from skating down streets of Biarritz full speed, cruising while stealing any interesting things we saw on the way (from a kid’s ice-cream to a dog). Finally we remained reasonable and quickly before it rained we came up with this.
Please don’t consider this video to seriously.
#RADIOCAMPING | A SURF & SKATEBOARD TRIP IN PORTUGAL
Date: April 2016
Length : 11:16
Location: All the way from France to the south of Portugal.
With: Lee-Ann Curren, Margaux-Aramon-Tucoo, Sam Partaix & Victor Pellegrin
#RADIOCAMPING started with the idea of a road trip bringing together skateboarders & surfers. This idea materialized and we took the road in camper-van, with 2 surfers girl: Lee-Ann Curren, Margaux-Arramon-Tucoo and 2 skateboarders: Sam Partaix & Victor Pellegrin.
We drove to Lisbon and in the Algarve region, south of Portugal, in amazing surf spots from Carcavelos to Zavial, stopping at Ericeira, Beliche, Arrifana.
I faced the challenge to handle, alone, video as well as photography during this 10 days trip. I realized that 10 days is very short to get enough legit surf & skate footage, enough to produce a video and also to use in magazines (check photos in the Hotdogger Magazine and my gallery there). There is no need to say that I came back exhausted from this amazing trip. It was also the very first time I was ever shooting skateboarding.
This video was thought and realised with the RADIOCAMPING vibe. What does it means ? Fun, warm & mellow, wearing flip flops & getting sunburnt.
I edited it like a mini road movie which goes by skipping through atmosphere & adventures like you skip radio stations. Again, I wanted it warm, not too serious, and entertaining.
Many thanks to Yescapa (it’s Airbnb but for camper vans) for their full support, as well as Vans Europe (thank you Mikel Urigoitia), Woll Beer, Hotdogger Magazine, (July 2016 issue), Helder Supply Store (photo exhibition taking place the Biarritz Grande Plage until July 22th 2016).
This trip would never have been the same without Olivier & Yuki (thank you again for your hospitality in Lisbon), and Joao ‘Brek’ Bracourt for his precious help & local knowledge.
#RADIOCAMPING, c’est l’histoire d’un trip au Portugal en camping-car entre copains, 2 surfeuses et 2 skateurs – Lee-Ann Curren, Margaux-Aramon-Tucoo, Sam Partaix & Victor Pellegrin.
Les images ont été tournées autour de Lisbonne et dans la region de l’Algarve au Sud du Portugal, de Carcavelos a Zavial, en passant par Ericeira, Beliche, et Arrifana.
Cette video, entièrement produite par Claudia Lederer a été pensée et réalisée dans l’esprit RADIOCAMPING, un mini-film qui ne se prend pas au serieux, et qui passe un peu comme on écoute la radio, en changeant de chaine comme on change d’atmosphère et d’escale.
Un grand merci à Yescapa pour leur soutien, ainsi qu’à Vans Europe, Mikel Urigoitia, Woll Beer, Hotdogger Magazine, (retrouvez nous dans le prochain numero de Juillet 2016), Helder Supply Store (expo photo jusqu’au 22 juillet à la boutique de la Grande Plage de Biarritz) et sur place Olivier & Yuki, Joao ‘Brek’ Bracourt.