Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July, 2014 - Time Lapse Photography Video

It's 4th of July, Independence Day. Happy Birthday America, and to celebrate I thought I'd share this lovely video of "America the Beautiful."

There is no photo credit.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Brit Singer Tom Fletcher's Touching Time-Lapse Video Of His Wife's Pregnancy

Brit singer-songwriter and children's author Tom Fletcher (of McFly) took a photo every day throughout his wife Giovanna's pregnancy. He then wrote a lovely song called "Something New" to go with it. The end result is a touching 3 minute time-lapse video they call 'From Bump to Buzz."  Buzz is the name of the wee boy Giovanna gave birth to. 

It's lovely, and not surprising it's gone viral.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Secret Life of Dogs- Slow Motion Video Of an Alsatian Drinking Water

Love this slow motion video of an Alsatian dog lapping up water.  It's a snippet from a documentary about dogs titled "Secret Life of Dogs" and is narrated by Martin Clunes.

According to the YouTube page it was shot with a Phantom camera at 1000fps, and aired on ITV1 January 31st, 2013.

It's quite wonderfully amazing what we can see when we slow things down, or magnify them.

Who knew this is how dogs drink.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Made It To Etsy Front Page Treasury- 12/25/13

Received an email from Etsy saying one of my photos had spiked in views. So I checked Craftcult and boom, my "Red Door" photo I took in Quebec was in a treasury that made it to the coveted Front Page. Yay.

Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 13, 2013

If Only For A Second- Photographer Captures Moment Of Carefreeness Of Cancer Patients - Mimi Foundation

Cancer patients often talk about the loss of being carefree, so Mimi Foundation (an organization founded in Belgium) gathered 20 cancer patients to participate in a makeover. But it wasn't quite the make-over one would expect. They were brought to a studio where a photographer sat behind a one-way mirror, unbeknownst to the participants. The patients were told to keep their eyes shut while the makeup artists and hair stylists transformed them. The photographer was then asked to capture the moment they first opened their eyes. And it's quite amazing. You will see why, for a second, they were able to forget their disease and recapture that feeling of being carefree.

"Ne Cerait -ce  Qu'une Seconde"

Friday, November 29, 2013

Alexander Tsiaras- Humans From Conception To Birth- Video

A breathtaking look at human development from conception to birth from image-maker Alexander Tsiaras.

This is a little under 10 minutes TEDTalks.

Fascinating stuff.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Google India's Powerful Search Ad Touches On The India/Pakistan Partition

Google India has created a powerful and very touching ad for its search engine that has had quite a positive impact on both Indian and Pakistani viewers, considering the contentious relations between the two countries since the 1947 partition.

“Reunion” portrays two childhood friends, now elderly men, who haven’t seen each other since they were separated by the 1947 partition that created India and Pakistan from the old British empire in South Asia. Partition sparked a mass exodus as millions of Muslims and Hindus fled across the new borders amid religious violence.

In the ad, one of the men reminisces to his granddaughter about his happy childhood in Lahore and how he used to steal sweets from a shop with his best friend, who the ad implies is Muslim. His granddaughter uses the search engine to track down the childhood friend in the Pakistani city. Then, with the help of the Pakistani man’s grandson (and naturally, Google), she arranges a journey to New Delhi for a surprise reunion.

Kudos to Google for using this ad campaign to actually humanize the issue. 

Advertising with a heart.

See if you can watch this without getting misty eyed.

The beautiful haunting music was created by Clinton Cerejo, sung by Piyush Mishra, with lyrics by Neelesh Jain, a creative director at Ogilvy and Mather.

For more on this story and the troubles between the two countries: Gulf News

This version translates the song as well. It's beneath the Hindi subtitles.