Monday, March 28, 2011

In The Beginning, God Created The Heavens And The Earth; The Least We Can Do Is Point A Camera At It

I've been featuring a series of snowboarding videos over at the Borderline Sociopathic Blog For Boys, featuring an extremely calm wildman named Xavier de le Rue. One of his videographers, Guido Perrini, decided to simply point his camera at his surroundings, let it roll, and go out for a beer. This is the result.

I don't think the average blogger understands the power of simply pointing a camera and your attention at your immediate surroundings. Most would rather be the 4,167th person to weigh in on a procedural vote in the Senate. If your surroundings are boring it's not a clue that the procedural vote is the way to go; it's a hint that maybe you ought to move somewhere interesting.

And in my experience, pretty much everywhere is interesting, except maybe the Senate.

1 comment:

julie said...


Thanks, Sipp. I have a friend on the mend who takes spectacular photos; I'm sure he'll love this. Me, I take rather more ordinary photos (ahem), but more often than not they're of my immediate surroundings. I've lived places less beautiful, and sometimes you have to look a little harder to find it, but it's all there, waiting for the right eye to behold.

Now, how do I convince the hub that I really need one of those roller contraptions? Hmmm...