Today was a strange day. Not strange in the sense that something weird happened but strange in the sense that everything I expected to happen didn't.
I often have expectations for things. I'm always expecting things from people, places, and even my day. I often find those expectations never become a reality. I'm not disappointed by this but rather it makes things feel "off" or not how they ought to be.
For whatever reason, days like these seem to be happening more and more frequently. Maybe I just need to switch my brain off for a bit. I tend to overthink and overanalyze. It's a downside of my personality.
However, with the cons also come the pros.
The day didn't go the way I expected so I did what I do best. I got artistic.
One of my favorite things to do is document. Capture the world for what it really is. I've always been more drawn to photographs of real situations rather than artificial ones. Photos of people posing have their place but I don't have any interest in capturing them myself. The same goes for filmmaking. I much rather make a documentary than something staged with actors in an artificial situation. For myself, there's something much deeper to be found in creating something that captures the real rather than the fake.
Getting back on track.
I decided to capture an area near my home that I don't visit very often. This was a quick idea I had so I figured the piece itself should be quick. The goal was to sum up the environment in exactly one minute.
About three hours of work for a one minute piece.
Anyway, here it is:
I immensely enjoyed putting this together. Maybe the one minute short idea will become a regular thing. And to think, I would never have made this film or written this post had the day gone the way I wanted it to.
It just goes to show that the way we want things to go isn't necessarily the best.