A major aspect of my job, though not one you’d find in my official job description, is looking through hundreds of pictures, on and off the internet, every day. OK, maybe “hundreds” is an exaggeration, but maybe not. I scourge the internet for cool captures to share on MPEX’s Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest accounts, not to mention the awesome contest submissions I receive every day (remember: the August Photo Contest, Environmental Portraiture, is now open!).
But at some point while looking through the world’s image offerings, the whole process can begin to feel somewhat overhwelming. There are so many talented photographers taking so many awe-inspiring photos, and the internet just allows those photos to be accessed with the click of a mouse. You no longer have to read through a newspaper, buy a magazine, or go to a museum to see amazing photographs; you simply have to open your web browser.
I’m very aware that I may sound like I’ve been living in a cave for the past twenty years. But I’m new to photography (which I will be writing about more in the future), and therefore I can be easily fascinated.
This short film, Ball, speaks pretty much exactly to this point.
According to PetaPixel:
Filmmaker Daniel Mercadante and his team at Everynone created this short film titled “Ball” using hundreds of photographs of spherical objects found through Google Image Search. The images are grouped by themes that beautifully transition from one to another.
This short movie speaks to this (pleasantly) overwhelmed feeling I have while looking at photographs on the internet, which makes the world’s library of images so accessible that there are bound to be repeats, recurrences, which blend together to create a pretty cool narrative of connections and associations.