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Making of a photo shooting, by Jeanne T.

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Making of a photo shooting from WE – VAN on Vimeo. We Van’s first foray into advertising was a one-of-a-kind experience. Götz Göppert, the photographer, had just come back from crossing the Namibian desert on a motorbike, and after our photo shoot, he was due to go to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Between the two trips, the We Van alchemists took him on a slight detour to the most rustic and exotic location of his entire career: the Hameau aux Ducs. And yet the German photographer seemed quite at home at our support base, squeezed in amongst blackberry bushes a short hop from the untamed coast of the Cotentin Peninsula. After all, Cotentin is basically a greener version of the Namibian desert. The meticulous planner that he is, Joseph had brought along enough water to hydrate a multigenerational group – Augustin and his family as extras, Alexandre, the artistic director, François, the advertising consultant, Götz, and me, the Swiss army knife – on a lengthy camel trek. A caravan of vans bursting at the …

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Cotentin by François M.

The Golden Oldies are on the road again

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To properly celebrate our friend JC’s 70th birthday, we wanted to come up with something outside of the box. For a break from the usual parties of the previous decade, we opted to prepare a surprise at the house which was little different: his eight (self-proclaimed) best friends ‘wisely’ pulled up in a minibus, headed for the Cotentin Peninsula! We were able to set off all together (without having to take other friends just outside of our close circle) to relive the kind of adventures we had in our schooldays with all the jokes and songs (not the radio). Our trip was dotted judiciously with great meals, for which one person was condemned to be the designated driver (definitely the BEST friend). THE best friend Exploring Cotentin, this region of France which is so unjustly misunderstood, offered us a real sense of getting away from it all: the moors take you to Scotland, the prairies and cliffs to Ireland, its charming little ports to Cornwall and the massive beaches lined with sand dunes to California. Without forgetting the restaurants which keep you firmly in France. …

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