I found this video a while ago, and if I’m being honest, I go back and watch it all the time. But only if I’m being honest…
It’s a promo video of sorts for the acclaimed surf photographer Mickey Smith, but honestly it’s more of an art piece than an actual promo video. If it WERE a straight photographer promo, though, this would be the best one I’ve ever seen. Ever. Big respect to Allan Wilson, the DP.
When I watch this, I can’t help but feel empowered, encouraged, and excited to pick up my camera and create something that is going to be meaningful and remarkable. I can completely identify with the part where he talks about how cameras help him interpret and understand the things he sees. I get that.
What about you? How does this video make you feel? What thoughts do you find going through your head as you watch this and listen to the words?