Manuel Gros shoots a roll of Portra for Gobe in the latest instalment of our Twelve Frames series. 100 different creatives from all over the world put a roll of Portra 35mm through their cameras to create their unique interpretation of twelve prompts. Manuel puts a pin in Canada for his frames. Have a peek at one day in the life of three years travelling.

 


 

Full Name:

Manuel Gros

Hometown: Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. (Travelling full time for the last three years)

Instagram: @manuel.gros

 

  In your own words, what do you do?

 Capture moments that capture me

 

What are you working on right now?

 Trying to find my way. A great accurate answer isn’t it? But it’s really the best way to describe it. My partner and I have been on the road for over three years now. We have travelled through Central Asia and China, through South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. This time was eye-opening for me and my photography, and it still is. I know, now, what I want to do, for the rest of my life. I only have to find out the best way for me to do it.

 

When did you shoot the roll?

 Some time at  the end of July

 

Where did you shoot the roll?

 On a trip to Elfin Lake, a beautiful mountain lake, two hours north of Vancouver

 

 

Manuel Gros

1.

Take a frame at first light

Waking up in our car Rusty.

 

 

Manuel Gros

2.

Shoot your favourite tree

 Well, it’s not directly a tree, not any more or not yet, again. It’s what you call a nursery log. The rest of a fallen tree, which in his last act helps seedlings to grow by nurturing them. Nature, healing its self. It gives me hope.

 

 

Manuel Gros

3.

Take a self-portrait outside

The best mirror I could find.

 

 

Manuel Gros

4.

Shoot a space you feel creative in

The outdoors, surrounded by nature. A place where I can feel the little movement in my mind, the wave of calmness and peace, that shows a deep, instinctive familiarity. A reminiscence, not so much in your intellect, but in your body, your DNA, that this was once something, we called home. Before we withdrew ourself into cities.

 

 

Manuel Gros

5.

Shoot the weather

Is there something more beautiful than rain?

 

 

Manuel Gros

6.

Photograph someone you love

Someone I love and admire for her patience. Do you know how boring it can be to travel with a landscape photographer? Or how often you hear the words “One more shot…”.

 

 

Manuel Gros

7.

Shoot a stranger

A mother teaching her son about the fish in the water. We need more of that.

 

 

Manuel Gros

8.

Shoot your backyard

No patio, but the view compensates for it.

 

 

Manuel Gros

9.

Something that makes you happy

Sitting in an unknown place and reading. What a great luxury.

 

 

Manuel Gros

10.

Shoot the contents of your bag

That’s my stuff.

 

 

Manuel Gros

11.

Shoot the last light

Good night trees.

 

 

Manuel Gros

12.

Shoot yourself before bed

Well, you asked for it.

 

 


 

You can find the rest of our Twelve Frames here.