Apologies for the lack of posts in the past few days and weeks. I’m going to change that this week, even if it means I have to stay up til stupid o’clock. One of my favourite creative beings, I was going to use the term film maker but he’s much much more than that. Salomon Ligthelm of ligthelm.tv did the sound for this video from The Variable/The Mill. It captures the very essence of the Hindu festival of colours, Holi. It’s been filmed in super slowmo, Twixtor perhaps? Having being born and raised a Hindu, I’d love to photograph this tradition and capture life + culture back home. Boy, these guys are brave – imagine £5000+ kit with powder PAINT flying around. I’d cry, all in the name of ART though. Beautiful, watch on the reverse.
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Incredible visuals, colours, cutting. Everything – just click play below.
Their reasoning behind it definitely touched me and one that I can definitely relate to. The second line especially is the reason for me being bed bound right now, I got caught up in the hectic lifestyle. Doing me and not resting.
The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world…
…so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it’s unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
One day, I’ll raise enough cash to travel the world, photograph and embrace cultures. Niran the nomad.