The iconic Elizabeth Tower, more commonly known as Big Ben has been recently covered up for maintenance. This has generated a convoluted issue in the Westminster area mainly because is an attraction that millions of tourists across the world come to visit.
From the 11th of November, 11:00 GMT, we won’t be hearing Big Ben until the Christmas period because the inside of the bell is undergoing maintenance as well. This is taking place after Big Ben’s 157 yearlong service. The scaffolding around the Elizabeth Tower has covered the majority of the structure leaving the top peeking out. As a result, it is no longer visible for the masses of tourists who want to take their photograph with the landmark.
The renovation project has caused controversy throughout the City and so we went out to ask the public how they felt… Continue reading “Tourists Left Confused and Upset by The Monstrosity Which Is BIG BEN…”
7 things the newspapers didn’t tell you about what happened on October 1st, 2017 in Catalonia.
- The Catalan Government’s official website was blocked.
The Spanish government blocked the official website of the Catalan government. Spain is trying to dissolve the Catalan Government and apply article 155, this is why they petitioned for Google to remove the website claiming it wasn’t following the Spanish Constitution. The Catalan government were still proactive through social media, this was the medium of communication held during the 1-O.
- Aerial communication was closed.
The Spanish Government wanted to make sure that there were no aerial photographs of the massive protests. They made the sky directly above Catalonia a no-fly zone, preventing planes, helicopters or drones from capturing footage of the protesters and voters. That also affected the people that live in other countries who were unable to fly on the day. This impeded a lot of Catalans exercise their right vote. The central government wanted to hide the fact that the 1st of October referendum took place. The one thing the Spanish Government could not control however, were personal phones from documenting the day’s events.
Continue reading “7 things you don’t know about the 1-O, Referendum for Catalonia’s Independence”
Hey, I am introducing my official website and portfolio sheisontheway.com where you can find some of these pictures of Sophie as well!
1:59 / HD video / 2017
Directed and edited by Roser Jorba Soler. Sound by Bren S. Smith and Roser Jorba Soler.
Inspired by ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970: Works from the Verbund Collection’. http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/feminist-avant-garde-of-the-1970s
The two-minute piece aims to explore feminism through history, drawing comparisons to four acclaimed 20th century painters. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes, a movement inaugurated by females, thus giving themselves power. The piece consists of visual art in the form of video and contemporary dance that includes artwork by different painters alternately displayed as a backdrop for a silhouette of expressive human movement.
- Edward Hopper (1944), Morning in a City.
- Edward Hopper (1952), Morning Sun.
- Frida Kahlo (1940), Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird.
- Gustave Klimt (1918), Lady with a Fan.
- Pablo Picasso (1907), Les Demoiselles.
Short film co-directed by Ben Laumann starring himself and Nadim; Diana starring Annika Leick and Aleks Hammond; and myself starring Sophie Winby and Nathalie.
The short film will be released here on May ’17.
Hey! Well, this is a short compilation of some of the films I have been working on. You can check it out directly from Vimeo if it does not work, on the link underneath the video.
I will be adding more scenes during the year so the video will be updated constantly. Feel free to check it out whenever, it means a lot to me!
pd. watch it in full hd, it is worth it I think.
Roser Jorba Soler Cinematography Showreel from Roser Jorba on Vimeo.