Rust Belt Journal

Tony and Zamir explore Baltimore, Buffalo and Detroit on their tour of America's Rust Belt. Check out Tony's Rust Belt Photo Journal.

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Tony of the Desert with Danya. 960 1280

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Moe, Larry and Curly rig the car. 960 1280

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Followed by a sensible (and delicious) lunch! Followed--hopefully--by hours of laying around groaning and farting. 960 1280

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Cameraman and gearhead Zach Zamboni indulges his obsession with elaborate, improvised, homemade camera rigging devices. 960 1280

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The crew and our hosts, rooftop in Medellin. 960 1280

  

Tom Vitale, our producer. He actually met us at the airport dressed like this. Would you lend this guy 5 dollars? Not me. 960 1280

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Zach's Popeil-style miracle rigging installed and operational--with Todd in second position. 960 1280

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Durian Fruit. Reekingly delicious passion of Southeast peril. Tastes like heaven and smells like hell ... 960 1280

  

A baby elephant tries to steal some Skittles out of producer Diane Schutz's handbag. 960 1280

  

Headline. Not encouraging. 960 1280

  

The water-soaked mayhem that is the Songkran Festival. 960 1280

  

The mighty warriors, post Songkran shoot. 960 1280

  

Another headline. This one even less encouraging. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Todd Leibler steps into chocolate. 960 1280

  

I begin to wonder if the cockles I'm getting are worth the ****ing I'm getting. 960 1280

  

I wait for the crew to extract themselves from hip-deep mud. 960 1280

  

Zach Zamboni with his latest piece of hardware -- an eyepiece he assures me is on loan from the military. Very Terminator. 960 1280

  

Camera trying to stay out of the way of all the swinging fists and kicking feet during a Muay Thai bout. 960 1280

  

I want ' sausage. 960 1280

  

FAN-atic finalist Eric Rivera finds out what it means to be a "winner." You get to be personal assistant to Zach Zamboni. 960 1280

  

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Tony and Zamir walk along the industrial landscape of Detroit. 960 1280

  

Zach pulls focus as a man holds an umbrella over him. 960 1280

  

Tony, Zamir and John walk down the snow-covered streets of Detroit. 960 1280

  

Tony on a street of abandoned houses in Baltimore. 960 1280

  

Close-up of Buffalo's infamous beef on weck sandwich. 960 1280

  

Snoop and Tony have a meal at Mo's in Baltimore. 960 1280

  

Todd shoots Tony's turn at featherbowling in Detroit. 960 1280

  

Zach, Alex and Todd shoot while Tony, Zamir and 2 men eat in Detroit. 960 1280

  

A row of abandoned and boarded homes in Baltimore. 960 1280

  

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