Vagabondage is the third and final film and photo essay in a series of abstractly autobiographical shorts by Aaron Rose using his iPhone 4. Shot on location in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin and Prague, this is his most intimate film yet.
To many, there is an allure to travel, a romantic freedom, but for Rose it’s like living the life of a vagabond. To fulfill one’s wanderlust doesn’t come without sacrifice, as its greatest risk is the loss of community, a disconnection from friends, lovers and family. This is the film’s underlying theme.
Vagabondage also serves as an affectionate celebration of relationships held between Rose and close friends, both old and new, the beauty in what they represent and where they stem from. These personal experiences created through travels far and wide conjure up feelings of sadness, loss, desire and most importantly love.
Aaron Rose for Incase is a series of three original short films and photos essays. Traveling to a number of international locales, Rose shot each piece using the iPhone 4 high-definition camera while relying on Incase cases to provide his iPhone with the on-the-go protection that on-location shooting requires. From the creation of an ominous documentary featuring the Berlin neighborhood of Kreuzberg as seen through the eyes of Rose, to a cheeky teenage drama about a gang of girls’ experience with love and now his own personal travel diary that evokes feelings of mixed emotion about his love for travel, Rose was given carte blanche to experiment with the creative possibilities that can be captured using the high-definition camera of iPhone 4.