The short stories and material published on Hard.Land web site during our journey in the Rust Belt was mostly photos and text.
But we also did a lot of filming. Terrabytes and terrabytes… In fact, many of our stories will be told by videos. Because of the still photos, text and moving images, the project will be published as an e-book.
The trailer was released during the Dok:14 international photo festival in Fredrikstad, Norway, September 24th . We hope you’ll enjoy it. The editing is (of course) done by Espen Rasmussen.
Hard.Land preview from Espen Rasmussen on Vimeo. Continue reading
The steel mills are dead. Long live the future. Continue reading
It is close to 05AM Tuesday morning and yet another house is burning in Detroit. 40 minutes later the abandoned house at 3328 Dearing street is just a new number in the statistics.
The firefighters of Motor Town are among the busiest and toughest in the world. On a single shift which lasts for 24 hours, Jim Curry and his guys can go from one fire to another for hours.
Today we met the fabulous guy Allan Hills in Detroit, The Motor City of the World. Allan is living in the ruins of Detroit – at the abandoned plant where they used to make the world famous luxury car, Packard. Continue reading
Alfonzo Smith is 17 years old and a promising student at Whitney Young High School in West Chicago. Alfonzo has a dream. He wants to be an actor – a famous actor. So he practices all the time. Continue reading
Tuesday March 18th, Chicago, Illinois:
On our first morning on the journey, we went to see a street rally protest against McDonald’s on West Chicago Avenue. Around 30 workers turned up to shout out their frustration against the multi billion dollar cooperation.
One young woman stood out: Continue reading