The Qatar Summer Festival 2014 is on! And one of its many highlights is the ‘Fountain Fun’ show on the Corniche (next to Al Mourjan restaurant) – enjoy some of the photos I shot for the Qatar Tourism Authority. Shows run weekdays from 7pm to 11pm – every 30 minutes, and weekends 6pm to 12am every 45 minutes. Pass by and watch the ‘Funtain Fun’.
Photos (c) 2014 Alex Klim
This morning hundreds of people followed a call from ILQ – Iloveqatar.net for a mass Ice Bucket Challenge in Doha to raise awareness for ALS. Everyboday who participated also donated, we raised around USD 1.000 today. Thanks to all participants, organizers and the St. Regis Doha for providing the venue.
Watch the Doha video here, three cities have been nominated: Dubai, Manila and Beirut.
Want to donate yourself? Visit http://www.alsa.org/donate
Video by Alex Klim, special thanks to Dimitri Yuri.
Here’s some pictures I took during my short trip to NYC while walking through Manhattan. This city literally never sleeps, even at 3am in the morning one can buy hot dogs and has to queue up eventually.. Anyway, I flew in for the weekend to attend Vincent Laforet’s ‘Directing Motion Workshop’, and it was totally worth the trip ;)
Check out the documentary (6 episodes) I worked on as DOP/1st Camera last summer. It was one of the hardest shoots I’ve ever been on with a film crew of 40+ people. Up to 20h working days were the norm. It tells the story behind the famous annual Katara Fishing Competition where dozens of Dhows with their Qatari crews sail out for a week and show their fishing skills. It was shown on Qatar TV and all 6 episodes are now available online. Watch and enjoy.
Qatar TV link: http://www.qtv.qa/qtv/program_details.php?pid=MTg5
The St. Regis Doha Butlers give a warm welcome to the first guests arriving at Hamad International Airport. Watch for more acts of #AllowMe
Client: St. Regis Doha
Agency: Memac Ogilvy
Production: Alex Klim
‘A Glimpse of the Qatari Desert’ shows beautiful landscape shots of Qatar’s desert near Zekreet, including Richard Serra’s new sculpture, “East-West/West-East” – a set of four standing steel plates, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert. Another grand piece of public art purchased by the Gulf nation.
Actually, it’s my day off today, but that’s just what I love to do ;) So I set my alarm at 3:30am and headed there in the morning to arrive early, trying to avoid the heat of the summer sun, as the temperature climbs up to 45 centigrade these days. This video is my personal artwork, not intended for commercial use.
Music by Tony Anderson, Open Arms
Created & edited by Alex Klim
Video frame grabs gallery:
Short highlights video of the ‘Save Our Mangroves’ – Campaign which took place on 30th May 2014 in Al Khor, Qatar. Big thanks to ILQ – ILoveQatar.net and the hundreds of participants and sponsors who made this event a huge success.
Qatar is home to the Avicennia Marina, also known as the grey mangrove or white mangrove tree, communities of which form several forests around Qatar’s shores. These mangrove swamps are home to a wealth of life, including a new species of sea slug that was found in 2007 by a member of the Qatar Natural History Group.
The largest area of mangroves – and the oldest – can be found around Al Thakira and Al Khor.
The purpose of this campaign is to spread awareness about the country’s hidden natural heritage and the Qatari mangrove eco-system.
Shot handheld on a Canon 6D. Created by Alex Klim (c) 2014