The online mien of Benjamin Nowicki

Travel

Globo-a-go-go

I’m currently working on a full write-up of my trip to Brazil. But in the mean time I wanted to share a little of the experience from an art director’s perspective. I had a chance to visit the Globo backlot while there. Nestled into a rise above a valley, surrounded by jutting rock formations covered […]

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Covering all the bases

Note to self: Need at LEAST one month of prep before going on location for documentary shoot. I’m feeling a little out of my element shooting the show. I’ve been here two weeks, the mid-way point. And I’m beginning to feel the enormity of attempting to pull this thing off. Second note to self: Attempting […]

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Still on the go

I’m currently in Chicago for a friends graduation. Still recovering from the jet lag. I did manage to tighten up the video from the Thailand trip. Hope you like it: Sorry about the weird newage music…

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It’s all too much

It inevitably reaches the point at which you stop attempting to capture it all. It’s senseless. The postcards, snapshots, glossy magazines and guidebooks can’t do it justice. There’s no substitute for direct experience. It’s all true, from the sensory overload on down to the kitch. One minute you’re tripping over hibiscus branches heavy with dew […]

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Poi

Ate poi for the first time today. I was shocked at just how flavorless it really is. We drove up the North Shore today. I never thought it possible, but one can get habituated to the jaw-dropping beauty all around. No time for a long post, we’re getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow […]

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I <3 Kauai

What a difference a day of sunshine makes. Last night we landed in Kauai sort of late maybe 8:00 pm or so. The rains we had hoped to escape had followed us here and provided for a pretty rough landing. As we walked out to the gate and the baggage claim I could see the […]

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We had such big plans for the Big Island

It’s my fault really. I saw an episode of Globe Trekker once where the girl finished the episode on a night time tour of the lava flows. It looked breathtaking. Well that was not in the cards for our little group. Nor was the horseback riding through the rainforest, or the drive through the rugged […]

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Pearl Harbor Day

Ok more thoughts on Pearl Harbor. I was a little flip in my earlier post. I’ll try to be a little more thoughtful about it. There is a museum, but the highlight is the trip out into the harbor and the USS Arizona monument. Before you board the ferry out to the monument, which is […]

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Hawaii Report 1

I love the Boeing 777. It was the most modern plane in the sky until the new Airbus hit the skies a few months ago. So comfortable. We landed in Honolulu and took the long way to get to our B&B which was about 30 minutes outside of Honolulu. Nice place, but they had a […]

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v3.0 launch day

Dig on the Xmas display put up by the Honolulu fire dept. I like the toothless Polynesian blackface guy. Not racist at all. And wtf does Underdog have to do with Christmas? How about the muscled up surfing Ewok?! I wonder if there was any arguments around the firehouse over this. I’m currently trapped inside […]

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