This is slightly off topic, but too cool not to share:
This is a TED video in which David Griffin, the director of photography for National Geographic shows some incredible photos and talks about the stories behind them. I have been thinking a lot about the role that photography plays in current society now that it has both video and audio to compete with, and this quote from David Griffin caught me:
“Photography carries a power that holds up under the relentless swirl of today’s saturated media world, because photographs emulate the way that our mind freezes a significant moment.”
Is it possible that in today’s chaotic and overstimulating culture the simplicity of a still image carries more weight than a moving, talking, video clip? Just some food for thought, and also the photographs he shows are so incredible, it’s worth watching just for those.