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What Inspires Me: A Short Film by Eli Sinkus

Going back to his roots in photography, and inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson's concept of the "decisive moment", Eli Sinkus created a brilliant video about where he gets inspiration from.

What inspires you?

This is the question that Eli Sinkus, an editor over at 522 Productions, sought to answer and express.

It was when he went back to his roots in photography, and to a certain interview made by the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson, that he found the answer.

The black-and-white short film below tells a story of a young man as he navigates through life through his eyes and the lens of his camera. Set to the audio of Cartier-Bresson’s interview with Cornell Capa in 1973, the film also tackles the concept of the decisive moment, and the choice when to take a photo or let yourself just experience the moment.

“This story is about a young man exploring and discovering the world through the lens of his camera. Discovering about life, death, beauty and love. Learning about when to take a photo and when to set the camera down and be a participant in this glorious thing called life. This was an exploration into photography, videography, writing, editing, and lighting- also a reflection on the wonders of life and nostalgia that comes along with growing up.

Read more about it here.

How about you guys? What inspires YOU?

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1 comment

  1. ronjohnson40546

    I love photos, especially after an event, but some times you just have to live in the moment. If you distracted with your equipment you might miss something. I find this to be especially true with sporting events. Ron Johnson | http://www.foundationdigitalmedia.com/about/locations/video-production-in-dc/
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