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[ Mexico ]
[ London ]
[ Belgium ]
Est. Hermosa Beach
PHOTOhype.com was launched on the 1st of
February, 2000 from
my bedroom office
Beach, California. Originally aimed at showcasing my [ Geo's
biography page ]
photographic adventures inside The Surf City Hostel, I decided to open PHOTOhypes' doors
photography, travelling, backpacking & hostelling friends.
Since then, this web site has turned
into what Alice Keating of Austria
complex world of art & emotions".
On the 15th of June 2000, our
first PHOTOstory about hostel life at [ The LVBP ]
published during a
weekend trip to Arizona. It was christened: The Viva, Lost Wages Project.
Two successful years later, I left The LVBP and the infamous Las Vegas nightlife.
Next, I landed in San Diego to produce a
PHOTOstory about [ The OBI hostel ] before releasing
a backpacker size
sample of [ The Hermosa Beach Project ] - the inspiration that started
it all. In 2003,
I released our heavy hitting Destination: Europe
PHOTOstory, followed by [ The Point of Travelling
photography exhibition. 2006 was a fantastic year with the [ HostelBookers.com
& the mega launch
of PHOTOhype BOOKS: [ Photographs of an Unwritten
Future ]. In 2007,
we teamed up with the [ Outrageous Bus ]
and handed out 18,000 postcards, while 2009 gave birth
to [ PHOTOhype FILMS ] with the completion of our
first full length feature screenplay.
The year 2010 marked a new beginning for the project, when the [ Museum
of World Culture ]
incorporated a selection of PHOTOhype images into their
"Destination X" exhibition.
PHOTOhype.com has come a long way, since a
flirtatious & playful beginning at The LVBP
in fabulous Las Vegas,
Nevada. Definitely, this project is different & different is definitely a good
thing. Many thanks to Ludo
Verstraete (Belgium), who picked me up when I fell & carried me on his
while introducing me to the beauty, that is, Europe. A special thanks
to John Asher (USA),
who got me started by showing me the light & by telling me that PHOTOhype was more than just
hobby. And, of course, a super phat thanks to all [ the backpackers, hostel
& photographers ] who helped make this photography
project a huge success.
portraits of Geo!
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[ Berlin ]
[ Las Vegas ]
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