Thursday, June 25, 2009

Visual Passion Infusion (ongoing)

Some stills from a shoot last week. This whole motion thing has me very excited. I totally love it! While I think some photographers will easily take to it, many others won't. That's because it's so much different than photography! It's an additional creative outlet, like painting, drawing, or writing, and just as unique.

The reason I love photography is because I'm infatuated with studying the still image, a quiet, meditative, moment in time. I love taking the time to plan and execute still images, and I always will.

But I love film/video because it's opened up an entirely new way to tell stories, at least for me. I'm in love with using new tools like motion, sound, editing, and motion graphics to convey emotion the way I never could in still photography.

I've already cut the first :30 spot for this project, just because I can't tear myself away from it. Integrating video work with my stills, over the last several months, has completely rejuvenated my passion for the visual medium.

Time to dial back the coffee.


© Michael Sugrue

© Michael Sugrue

© Michael Sugrue

© Michael Sugrue

© Michael Sugrue