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Punk auf Indonesisch

9th January 2019

Eröffnung!

Im Rahmen der Gruppenausstellung PUNK – Raw Power, The Revolt Against Innocent zeigt die Photobastei die Ausstellung der Basler Fotografin Eleni Kougionis: Punk auf Indonesisch.

Die Fotografin Eleni Kougionis, *1988 wohnhaft in Basel, zeigt die Fotoreportage ihrer ersten Reise nach Indonesien aus dem Jahr 2015. Dort tauchte sie mit grosser Unterstützung heimischer Punks in die riesige und vielfältige Szene auf der Insel Java ein. Drei Jahre später begleitete sie ihre Freunde der Basler Hardcore Punk Band Heckler auf deren Süd­­ostasien Tournee, wo sie bekannte Menschen und Orte wieder traf. Daraus entstanden der Film «Still Wrecked – Heckler Southeast Asia Tour» in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Filmemacher Christian Taro und weitere Bilder der Ausstellung.

Fotografin: www.elenikougionis.com
Band: www.hecklerpunk.bandcamp.com
Film Montage: www.christiantaro.com

11. Januar bis 3. März 2019
Mi bis Sa, 12–21 h, So 12–18 h
Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich
www.photobastei.ch

Zeal & Ardor – UK Tour

10th December 2018

I‘m truly grateful for all the unique opportunities the work I love to do offers me. Last week I’ve been on tour with Zeal and Ardor to film their United Kingdom tour. Not only are these guys top-notch musicians but also very rad people that I had an absolute blast hanging with. That applies to the whole road crew!

They are still on the road so if you get the chance to see them live don‘t miss out. They‘re nothing short of amazing.

(Here some random film stills. Straight outta camera, v-log, no touch-ups).

Documenting skateboarding is hard…

15th May 2018

El and Julie…

23rd October 2017

…riding into the sunset like once Lucky Luke & Jolly Jumper did.
Filmstill from a recent shoot with the chopperqueen herself.
More to come!

That Noise Magazine

22nd July 2017

Thanks for the love! Stoked to be featured in the recent That Noise Magazine. Be sure to grab your issue now!

A post shared by Christian Taro (@taro.tornado) on

Art Basel

14th June 2017

Filming for Art Basel.

“a free life” on swiss national TV

26th April 2017

Today our graduation film about the journeyman years will be aired on swiss television.
In case you’re unable to watch it on TV it is also available online until may 3rd.

Unfortunately the film is in german and there are no subtitles embedded. However, if you would like to see it (with english subs) just send me a message.

Watch it here: SRF online

Women’s Moto Exhibit in Switzerland

19th July 2016

Filmed with the ladies of the Women’s Moto Exhibit during the weekend. Be sure to check their page to see where they’re heading and meet up with ’em. Good times guaranteed!

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“First Love” meets Polar Skate Co.

1st April 2016

Tomorrow “First Love” is going to support the newest Polar Skate Co. film created by none other than Pontus Alv.

The two films are screened in connection with the skatepark opening party at the port in basel. So make sure to come by and grab a beer & a pizza, have a nice little cruise around the new park & don’t forget to say hi!

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Heavy Harvest

28th September 2015

I don’t consider myself a photographer. Still, I like taking pictures sometimes. And when asked spontaneously by friends ten minutes before their gig starts… why the hell not? Right?!

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Filming for Art and Wheels

18th May 2015

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Big bikes, loud pipes! I had the pleasure to document the art and wheels event in basel. More than 1200 visitors from all over europe came to see the exhibited bikes, photographs and artwork from builders and artists all around the globe.

So stay tuned… the clip’s coming soon.

Something came in the mail today!

28th December 2014

madrid price

It’s here. The (very good looking) award for the best film at the Madrid Skate Film Festival. Now I have to think about a place where to hang that neat looking board.

Thanks again I feel very honored.

Award in Madrid

21st October 2014

“First Love” wins the “mejor video de skate” prize at the Madrid Skate Film Festival. I’m blown away! ¡Muchas gracias!

“First Love” wins at the Upcoming Filmmakers Festival

8th October 2014

… the jury prize to be precise. Thanks a ton for this great award.

Beforehand the festival I had a little talk with a local radio station 3Fach about the film and the festival itself.

“Ink.” at the Schweizer Jungfilmfestival Luzern

16th November 2013

On the 22. and 23. of november the “Schweizer Jungfilmfestival Luzern” is held for the 10th time in Lucerne. Our short experimental film “ink.” will be screened on those two days in the bourbaki cinema. We’re quite excited and hope to see some familiar faces… and some new ones as well of course! So come by and have a chat and a beer with us!

“ink.” am Basler Gässli Film Festival

4th August 2013

“Ink” will be screened at this year’s Basel Gässli Film Festival.

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For this special occasion we made a short trailer so you guys can get a first impression about what this film is all about. (Or you can read the first post – including with some making of photos)

Hopefully a lot of people are interested in seeing the film and join us at the “Gässli”!