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SET 33-16 60 PORTRAITS

60 of the best Vimeo portraits I’ve seen this year. Here we go.

 

 

 

 

GATEKEEPER

Japan A retired police detective dedicates his life to preventing deaths at Japan’s suicide cliffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Z OF ATTITUDE by Austin Peters

Portrait of a city with its misfits. Portrait of an attitude. Sassy, with a great vibe (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOP MY MONEY by Theo Anthony

Dismal and powerful portrait of 3 street kids in eastern #Congo (12′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIT by Yoko Okumura

A Buddhist monk and his son, both confronted with Western lifestyle. Excellent. (12′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAST COLONISER by Brent Foster

A man who has lived 70 years alone in #Patagonia Wisdom that comes from solitude (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH THIS SELF-PROCLAIMED IDIOT HOP FREIGHT TRAINS TO MONTAUK by Jeff Seal

Playful self-portrait of a freight train hopper (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHANNA UNDER THE ICE by Ian Derry

Finland freediver discovered cold-water treatment recovering from an accident that almost took her leg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM AUSTRALIA WITH LOV3 by Daniel Junge

Great portrait of a graffiti artist in #Melbourne (7′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE LAST BOOKSTORE by Chad Howitt

Running an old-school bookstore might seem obsolete in our digital world. And yet… (12′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE IS MORE by Alexis Boling

Fascinating portrait Rolly Robinson describing the event that changed his perception on life (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITHDRAW by Tim Brown

A British reportage illustrator captures everyday life in Afghanistan war zone with watercolours (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHARK DANCER by Cristina Zenato

Bahamas. “Touch is how I communicate with my sharks” (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMAS GENON – THIS IS HOME

Plainevaux and Tilff, #Belgium a #BMX champion goes wild on wheels. (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PUB by Joseph Pierce

Gloomy portrait of a #London pub. Alcoholism is a sport in Northern Europe (7′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BULL RIDER by Joris Debeij

My favorite film of 2015. Gary Leffew, on the mystical and spiritual dimension of bullring (8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON KILLING by Cut.com

Portrait of a man who shot a girl during a drug deal. Crime and punishment, guilt and redemption (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE FIRE by Orlando von Einsiedel

A woman decides to get back what was taken from her. Could be the plot of a Tarantino film (8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERNING THE BODYGUARD by Kasra Farahani

Portrait of a bodyguard by #DonaldBarthelme, read by #SalmanRushdie (10′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSME: THE ARTFUL VANDAL by Mohammad Gorjestani

Banksy’s feminine alter ego. After Trump’s latest quotes, this seems appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DRUM DOCTOR by Media Bird

From Metallica to MichaelJackson, Ross Garfield has crafted the most iconic drum sounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MANY SAD FATES OF MR TOLEDANO by Joshua Seftel

Phillip Toledano was terrified of growing old. So he decided to do it as many times as possible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NEW CHE OF HAVANA by Alex Mallis

A tattoo artist in #Cuba talking about the changes his country is going through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF I DIE ON MARS by Ed Perkins

Portrait of 3 volunteers for a suicide mission to #Mars. Love, death, existentialism, sex and God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUN MAMA RUN by Daniele Anastasion

An olympian athlete confronted with maternity. Feminine dilemmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOMADS OF MONGOLIA by Brandon Li

Portrait of Kazakh nomadic family. Brandon Li really captures the soul of his subjects (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS by Jess Colquhoun

Portrait of the #skateboard community in #SouthAfrica (11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I AM YUP’IK by Daniele Anastasion & Nathan Golon

Alaska. Portrait of a Yup’ik community brought together through #basketball (17′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHNNY KNUCKLES by Whitney Mallet

The steel puncher. Portrait of a psycho (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOO BLACK FOR TV by Barney Lankester-Owen

The first black beauty queen is removed because she is “too black”. Welcome to Brazil (8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A THOUSAND HANDS AGO by Silje

Danish craftsman builds a kayak from scratch. A beautifully peaceful portrait (10′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CULCHA by Jackson Adams

Jamaica. Like most men in this world, Culcha struggles with father issues… No woman no cry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARK MAHONEY’S LA STORIES by Ivan Olita
Mark Mahoney “Catholic faith is the Cadillac of religion: it has all the options”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSA – THESE STORMS by Hannah Gregg and Sean Kusanagi

Guatemala. Born under a bad star. Resilience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK SWELL by Jake Honig

Portrait of despair. One of the best films I’ve seen this year. Very profound and almost biblical (8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAIT OF

 

RAFEL DELALANDE by Valentin Petit

God, religion, Satan & the existential struggle. Thought-provoking (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

THE VINTAGE GURU by tom Dumican

Johanesbourg. The dude. (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASHI AND THE MONK by Andrew Hinton & Johnny Burke

Portrait of a children’s community ran a former Buddhist monk in the #Himalayas (40’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAM GIRLZ by Sean Dunne

Portrait of cam girls. Women celebrating their femininity or middle class whores craving attention? (67′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON DAY LIKE THESE WE SURF by Jake Kovnat

Portrait of a Peruvian hardcore surfer teaching Canadians to #surf …on lakes (8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA LUCHA by Justin Henning

A Cuban boxer confronted with a hard dilemma (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLFING WITH IDA by Dustin Cohen

At 102 years of age, she still plays golf every day. What’s the key to a long, happy life? (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASCADE by john Merizalde

Portrait a skating community in #Atlanta. Disco. (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’ACROBATE DES TOITS DE PARIS by mylittle

Portrait n°43. Sur les toits de Paris ☻☻ (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG TERM PARKING by Lance Oppenheim

An airport parking lot in #LosAngeles has become an improvised village of airline workers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE by Mickey Duzyj

Very creative and cheerful portrait of a ✿✿✿ Japanese #horse ✿✿✿ that loses every race (18′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE OF THE DELTA by Joey L

Compelling portrait of a tribe from Ethiopia’s Omo Valley (29′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDO VAN HELTEN by Selina Miles

Beautiful portrait of an Australian street artist commissioned to paint a ship in #Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPA MACHETE by Jonathan David Kane

A senior citizen of #Haiti talks about their heritage, loss of traditions and reasons to fight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THESE COCKSUCKING TEARS by Dan Taberski

An uncompromising gay country folk singer “There are a lot of things wrong with the establishment. And fuck you guys” (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ART OF FIGHTING by Alex Barnes

Hussain Sadiqi, an #Afghan refugee, dreams of becoming Hollywood’s next Bruce Lee (11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THROW by Darren Durlach & David Larson

Coffin struggles with stuttering and the life in #Baltimore His salvation was #yoyo (10′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIKING FOR EMAILS by Clemens Purner

Nepal. A visionary entrepreneur sets up first internet network in a remote region (9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPOMAN by Giacomo Gex

Los Angeles. The tough and rough life of a repoman (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAST MAMBABATOK by Brent Foster

The world’s last Mambabatok (hand-tap tattoo artist) in the mountains of the Philippines (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VITALS by Jake Oleson

Jerusalem. Surviving a stabbing, a man passes along the gift of life that has been given to him (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU WON’T REGRET THAT TATTOO by Angie Bird

There is a story behind each tattoo. Some are beautiful, some are painful, some are both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BORN TO BE MILD by Andy Oxley

London’s dull men’s club. Meet the dullest men on the planet (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTAXE (WARRIOR) by Trent Jaklitsch

Horses and Cheyenne heritage (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETH CAVENER – SCULPTOR by Bas Berkhout

On motherhood, sculpture and animal portraits. Artist Beth Cavener (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘GIRL ON THE ESCALATOR’ CHARLES BUKOWSKI by Kayhan Lannes Ozmen

Bukowski paints a very accurate portrait of pretty girls on escalators (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN by Orlando von Einsiedel

Rwanda. “The moment I saw those cyclists was the moment my life changed” (8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURING BARBARA KRUGER by Pippa Bianco

The woman behind famous graphic design layouts #BarbaraKruger Music by #NicolasJaar (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAIT OF A DOGWALKER by Frederik Harper

Portrait n°60. Last words. A model of authenticity (7′)

 

 

 

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