Double Takes: Enter Pyongyang and See North Korea Like Never Before

Flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth and place-branding pioneer JT Singh are no strangers to Double Takes. Their latest collaboration takes us on a tour of North Korea’s Pyongyang through time-lapse photography, animation, slow motion and a variety of other creative techniques.

Enter Pyongyang is above all an invitation to explore,” says Dr. Parag Khannaon on the video’s Vimeo page. “Few places in the world have been as hermetically sealed as North Korea, but Koryo Tours has made it possible not just to see North Korea but to engage with it in ways that were impossible until very recently. This is a window of opportunity not to be missed. If Pyongyang is no longer off limits, no place is.”

Be sure to check out Whitworth and Singh’s other videos:
This is Shanghai
Ho Chi Minh City
Barcelona Go!

Double Takes: Online Exhibit of Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

Anyone who has been to Hong Kong can appreciate this online exhibition of their neon signs. Anyone who has not been there will likely be mesmerized by the photos. Curated by Hong Kong’s visual cultural museum M+, the exhibition received more than 4,000 photo submissions. The exhibit also photos maps the submitted photos and includes a video demonstrating how Hong Kong’s famous neon signs are made.

Double Takes: A Different Side of Dubai Captured in The Shipping Yard

Los Angeles-based commercial director, editor and self-proclaimed globetrotter (his videos certainly support this claim) Brandon Li captured a side of Dubai very different from the one most of us are used to seeing. Tucked away, far from the opulence, Li films one of the city’s shipping yards. His short video conveys the frantic atmosphere I assume surrounds the place, while slowing down to pause on the details that make this place so unique.

Double Takes: Travel South East Asia Through the Lens of Diana Weschke

Diana Weschke was kind enough to reach out and share her videos and travels with me, and I’m so glad she did. The German-born photographer and filmmaker has been traveling the world and creating short videos of her experiences. Diana, along with her friend Birk, is currently on an adventure in Alaska, driving some 6,000 miles in a 1989 Dodge Ram van. Together, they’re filming their experiences, which will be released as a full-length documentary later this year.

You can follow their The Road Up North journey on their website for the project. In the meantime, enjoy Siam, Unldt., which chronicles their travels through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.