noor group project


rio v.i.p. the endless party

the power of women

the dam boom

sao paolo rising

pacifying the favelas

brazil’s new middle class

all imperfect things: brazil’s transsexuals

salvador da bahia

Due to its economic reforms, immense natural resources and vibrant multicultural society, Brazil is a country in fast transition. Its recent developments and rising economic boom  gained the country regional and international recognition.

NOOR puts a spotlight on this growing and complex modern society; creating an eyewitness record of the many faces of the world’s fifth largest country, both geographically and in population count, and the seventh – and fastest growing – economic power on the planet.

This project was realized thanks to the generous support of Nikon Europe, long time supporter of NOOR’s mission.

Rio V.I.P. The Endless Party


In contrast to the image of poverty within the nation’s favelas, Brazilian high society lives a lifestyle akin to that of international celebrities. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s most famous city, Carioca elite enjoy expensive parties, private helicopters, yacht rides and luxurious balls. Entrepreneurs who made their fortunes during Brazil’s recent economic growth have joined the ranks of historically wealthy families. But this burgeoning class of new rich have closed and narrowly defined borders, almost impenetrable to anyone outside the carioca elite – a world hidden from the eyes of the rest of Brazilian society

They seem to be living an endless party, always celebrating, always having fun. They seem to exist to show off and be shown off.

A chic world of appearances wrapped in disco lights, with a dance floor where many want to dance but just a few fit into this select group who have become millionaires – thanks to Brazil´s last decade unstoppable growth.


Motörhead: European Tour 2009

After being sacked from Hawkwind in 1975, supposedly for “doing the wrong drugs,” Lemmy Kilmister decided to form a new band, originally to be called Bastard. Realizing that this would preclude them from commercial acceptance, he eventually settled on Motörhead, after a song he had written for Hawkwind. His stated aim was for the outfit to be “the dirtiest rock n’ roll band in the world”. The name Motörhead was derived from a slang term for an amphetamine user.


While the band are typically classified as heavy metal or speed metal, Kilmister has refused such labels, preferring to describe Motörhead’s style simply as “rock and roll.”

Motörhead’s lyrics cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and “life on the road”. Motörhead’s approach has remained the same over the band’s career and still does about 150 shows every year. 


Pep Bonet documented their life on the road throughout the World.


Motörhead: South American tour

Motörhead, originally called Bastard, is a long standing and iconic heavy metal band from England formed in 1975. They are widely recognized as progenitors of thrash metal, a fusion of heavy metal and what was soon to become hardcore punk. Consequently they influenced countless rock, punk rock, and heavy metal bands that followed.

The actual band members are: Lemmy Kilmister- Bass and vocals, Phil Campbell- Lead guitar and Backup vocals and Mikkey Dee- Drums. (TO BE UPDATED. NOTE: Check with Pep if you should change the texts. Since the stories are all in one page, the texts seem a bit repetitive. May be best to add info on the tour.)

Bitter Sweet Rock ‘n’ Roll

It is daytime in Los Angeles, California as Pep Bonet is setting up his camera for his third encounter with a legendary rock band continuing his ongoing project documenting the world of rock ‘n’ roll on the road. In the parking lot behind the concert venue a giant bus parks its wheels. On its steps walks down on of the most iconic heavy metal band ever: meet the British Motörhead with its members Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell, and   Mikkey Dee as they breathe the air of their new destination. 

Now that the series of epic and adventurous concerts are coming to an end, sounds of rock ‘n’ roll scream loud and heavy in cities like Zurich, Madrid and Los Angeles. It is a memorable occasion as Pep joins the band for their last weeks on the grungy road. 

Motörhead is among the cornerstones in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Since the 80s they have released twenty studio albums, seven live recordings, five compilation albums and five EPs. They are a power trio with steady success since the early days with successful singles in UKs Top 40 chart. As of 2012, Motörhead has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.