Hello there……its me again……. Don Laird…..
Take a moment……make a cup of your favourite hot beverage, and then sit down and put your feet up….click the link and enjoy….
One of my favourite mediums…photography….and one of the only times I can suffer the magnificence of colour….time-lapse photography….(the other being HDR photography…..)
Here is an incredible video of time-lapse photography by Joe Capra.
Joe Capra is a man who wandered to one corner of this planet, Iceland, to take over 38,000 photographs….. 38,000 splinters of time…… 38,000 exquisite moments in the ebb and flow of a “Pale Blue Dot” spinning through space………
From those 38,000 splinters of time, Joe Capra, an artist and a craftsman, created a breathtaking film of Iceland ‘neath the midnight sun. I was stunned and as I watched I slowly drifted away on music beguiling, transfixed as, once again, I was stumbling through my youth, once again, with the eyes of a young man, discovering the northern reaches of Canada, taken back to my wanderings in the Arctic and the Yukon so many years ago……….sublime…..surreal…..simply magnificent……
There are those who see far beyond the surface, there are those with vision, those whose grasp of fleeting moments gives the world a reason to pause, a reason to walk down the avenues of days gone by, a reason to see our world for what it is; a rare gift……..Joe Capra is one of those.
Capra wandered to a place most of us would consider hostile, barren and unforgiving…an island that rides the Arctic Circle, an island surrounded by the North Atlantic ocean; Iceland. Capras’ work reveals he found not hostility nor absence of life and beauty but much the opposite. Capra found incredible beauty and a rare depth of Life. This short film, celebrating the explosion of life in an arctic world, is truly art imitating life. It shows us that this gift of Life, mirrored in the Icelandic summer, is so incredibly short-lived and, if squandered, gone in the twinkling of an eye.
Music, as I’ve said before, is the language of Life and the lubrication of the soul.
The very pride of providential gifts and talent put to use, Capras’ creation slides along on the musical equivalent of a lovers’ embrace. This short film, as if improvement were possible, is set to some brilliant, hypnotic, drifting, post-rock music. The song, “This World Is Our___” , is the creation of the band “This Will Destroy You”.
Strange then…..the Human Race…….capable of such incredible beauty yet contrasted by such horrible nightmares…..perhaps if we had a few more men and women like Joe Capra………..just perhaps……
Click on the video below and be swept away……..
Edson, Alberta, Canada
PS: Joe Capras’ work can be found here:
The band “This Will Destroy You” can be found here:
The song “The World Is Our____” can be found here: