Capturing Life

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Photography, videography and web-design go hand in hand. Artists wanting to control the entire experience of the viewer end up with good design all around. John Carey from Fifty Foot Shadows does this better than I can ever hope to do. I religiously use his images as wallpapers on my laptop and phone. They act as a constant source of inspiration and reflection within. This video by him — Waiting — captures the essence of a train-station in India better than any. It was impromptu, unplanned and beautiful. Taken with a handy iPhone, it shows a sliver of life at that railway station better than any photograph taken there would. It tells a story. For me, it is a time machine.

I spent a majority of my life thinking analytically, like an engineer. Artists like John Carey inspire me to look deep and discover my artistic instinct so I may recognize a notable moment when I see it. Devices like my new iPhone make capturing that moment effortless and possible, either by video or photo.

The video above is only my first attempt in capturing a snippet of a part of life that is dear to me. I frequently meet with my good friends Alex, his wife, Dyana, and their daughter, Maya for breakfast on the weekends. We chat, laugh, share, and watch Maya draw. The restaurant is only a few miles away and I typically ride my bicycle to it. It is such an important part of the morning and sets the mood and pace of the remaining day.

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