Los Angeles has it's own pulse and pace. Filmmaker Colin RIch has beautifully filmed this pulse by thru the use of light. Check out the short stunning time-lapse film capturing LA Light. #LosAngeles #pace
Truly a Powerful and Inspiring moment in time when Anne Mahlum started
"Back on My Feet" in Philadelphia. The program has helped close to 1,000 homeless get jobs, a place to live and has given them their health and self respect back to them.
This could not have come at a better time... PLAYING FOR CHANGE This is from the documentary and multimedia movement created to Inspire, Connect and bring peace to the world through Music. Check out this medley of IMAGINE by John Lennon by different street performers from around the world as they make this song their own.
Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who left behind a vast, secret hoard of her pictures. Now she's being hailed as one of the best street US street photographers of the 20th centuryVivian Maier, self-portrait. Photograph: © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection "Honestly, my reaction when this process started was, oh, they're doing a movie on my crazy nanny who I never really liked," says Joe Matthews.
***CLICK HERE TO A LINK OF A BIG SELECTION OF VIVIAN'S PHOTOS***
The nanny's name was Vivian Maier, and she looked after Joe, his sister Sarah and brother Clark in the Chicago suburbs for three years in the 1980s.
The family knew that Maier was unusual and that she took a lot of photographs. Her attic bedroom was kept locked and packed full of boxes and newspapers. Joe's mother, Linda, says that she hired Maier, who was in her 50s, because she wanted someone she could respect as an equal: "I liked Viv because she spoke her mind so I knew what I was dealing with. We could disagree. I could say, 'No, I don't like doing things that way.' I thought she made a good partner."
***CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER "FINDING VIVIAN MAIER"
But neither Linda Matthews nor any of the other families Maier worked for dreamed that soon after her death in 2009, their former nanny would be hailed as a key figure in 20th-century American photography. "The first time I saw her picture on television, I was stunned," says Linda. "I knew she was talented but it's astonishing what she made of it. Who could have imagined she could have left so much behind?"
New York, 1953. Photograph: © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection Maier left behind more than 100,000 images, in hundreds of boxes of negatives and undeveloped rolls of film, as well as some Super 8 home movie footage, audio tapes and trunks full of memorabilia. Some of this was auctioned when Maier, who had fallen on hard times, could no longer keep up payments on a storage locker. One of the buyers was an estate agent and flea-market enthusiast called John Maloof. When he began to print the black-and-white street portraits that were her speciality, he was captivated. Vivian Maier's life and photography became his passion and, eventually, his living.
It was years before Maloof could attract interest in Maier's work. The first time he searched for her name on the internet he found nothing and it was only by chance that when he tried again in 2009 he found a brief obituary. Spurred on by the warm response to a photography blog he put together, he began writing to museums and, when these approaches were rejected, put on his own exhibition. Now he has made a film, Finding Vivian Maier, which pieces together her life story and makes a case, heartfelt if not disinterested (as Maloof owns the copyright), for her as an artist of comparable importance to great names of 20th-century American photography such as Diane Arbus, Robert Frank and Weegee.
Maier shot glamorous women shopping and dramatically lit buildings. A letter found among her possessions suggests that she may on occasion have worked for a newspaper. But most of the celebrated images that now sell for thousands and hang on gallery walls depict people on the powerless fringes of society: African Americans, children, the old and the poor.
Her camera, a Rolleiflex, was operated at chest level, which allowed the photographer to maintain eye contact with the person whose picture she was taking. Many of her strongest and most memorable shots are of people staring straight at her.
So what was it like to be looked after by this remarkable character who described herself as a "mystery woman" and "sort of a spy"? Joe Matthews and Sarah Ludington, six and nine respectively when Maier arrived, and their mother, Linda, share their memories of Maier in three conversations that are intriguing for the different lights they throw on her.
"As an adult I would say she was a person who had a lot of baggage, literally and figuratively," says Joe. "It was so bizarre. I went into the attic maybe three times the whole time she was my nanny and the stacks of newspapers were taller than me. It was like walking through a valley of newspapers."
BY: The Guardian, July 18, 2014 - Susanna Rustin
When the big moment arrived I decided to shoot the announcement... Inspiring
Recently was up for an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Program with a great team of production people for a show called Home Made Simple for OWN. It was truly an amazing experience. We did not win and it's natural to feel bad about it. But a funny and inspiring thing was happening to me while at the ceremony before and after they announced the winner in our category. Watching all the different award winners accept their Emmy I started to getting motivated.
Usually when I listen to accepting speeches I sort of tune out unless the person says something funny or really starts crying. But being in the audience and up for an award, I found myself really listening to the speeches. Through all the normal
"I want to thank..." stuff I started to hear pure passion from the winners and recognized that I am also that passionate about what I do. I felt a strong connection to each winner and totally inspired and motivated to continue to do great work.
I am a very very competitive person, I want to win at everything I do and I am not going to lie about this, I wanted to win this thing but I can honestly say that it did not bother me that a show I had never heard of (Elbow Room) won. This surprised me a little bit, and I never thought I would say "It's an honor to just be nominated" but the truth is it is an honor to be nominated and turns out it is also very inspiring.
#HomeMadeSimple #own #emmyawards
Music has always inspired. Listen to these two beautiful young singing stars who are also sisters - this is a nice song with a strong message. What I really love is how their passion, purity, love and talent Inspires...
MOVE Rick Mereki spent 44 days, traveling 38,000 miles, across 11 countries, just to film this one-minute video. The concept is simple, what a video. Don’t blink at 0:28. Inspiring...
I read this years ago and thought it was a cool inspiring story - just read it again and still think so.
Inspiring early years of Sylvester Stallone. One of the BIGGEST and Most famous American Movie superstars. Back in the day,Stallone was a
struggling actor in every definition. At some point,he got so broke that he stole his wife's jewellery and sold it. Things got so bad that he even ended up homeless. Yes,he slept at the New York bus station for 3 days. Unable to pay rent or afford food. His lowest point came when he tried to sell his dog at the liquor store to any stranger. He didn't have money to feed the dog anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He says he walked away crying.
Two weeks later,he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie,ROCKY.
He wrote the script for 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in
the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO. They wanted a REAL STAR.
They said he "Looked funny and talked funny". He left with his script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO. He had to be IN THAT MOVIE.
After a while,the studio agreed,gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best Picture,Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious Oscar Awards. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever!
And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Yes, Stallone LOVED HIS DOG SO MUCH that he stood at the liquor store for 3 days waiting for the man he sold is dog to. And on the 3rd day,he saw the man coming with the dog. Stallone explained why he sold the dog and begged for the dog back. The man refused. Stallone offered him $100.
The man refused. He offered him $500. And the guy refused. Yes,he refused even $1000. And,Believe it or Not,Stallone had to pay $15,000 for the same, same dog he sold at $25 only!
And he finally got his dog back!
Everywhere we (People) go you will find beauty, you just have to look.
Enjoy these inspiring photographs I took all set to inspiring music. #inspire #Photomovie #beauty From Chris Bavelles
Author - Producer, Director & Photographer Chris Bavelles
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