Accumulate Experiences

This is the first post in the series called Don’t Hog your Journey.

I was seconds away from clicking “Publish” on a new batch of photos when suddenly things started making a lot more sense… I had to rewind all the way back to September 2009, but it seems to be the right place to start this series.

A book publisher asked me to review a book titled The Power Filmmaking Kit for a small stipend. Since I never did get around to blogging about it before now, I have the advantage of seeing how it has affected me. Not even half a dozen pages into the book I read something that has changed my outlook ever since:

Good films are born from real experiences. Therefore, accumulate experiences. (paraphrased)

This idea got under my skin and challenged me to explore life in a new way. I’m realizing now that this has been the driving force in my decision making lately, so I figured it would be helpful to let you know where I’m coming from. For better or worse I have spent the last 18 months chasing experiences of all kinds. I’ve tried my best to capture them with my camera and Moleskine, and now I’m excited to share them with you here.

The first stop of our journey takes us to the Big Apple…

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