I used to think there couldn’t be that many movies that have a solid photography theme, but recently have discovered that is not true at all! Keep reading because I have a giveaway at the end of this post!
One of these movies is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Made in 2013,
starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig
Rotten Tomatoes 51%
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Synopsis: “Ben Stiller directs and stars in this classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with heroism, romance and adventure. When his job, along with that of a co-worker (Kristen Wiig), is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a journey more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined.” -excerpt from DVD cover
My thoughts: I loved this film! The ultimate feel-good movie! There’s action, adventure, comedy, and romance. His fantasies when he would drift off were hilarious. As a daydreamer, myself, I loved those “zoning out” moments. Sean Penn is always brilliant, so his role as the eccentric off-the-grid photographer was priceless. My favorite parts felt so engaging that I even felt a little like I was there in the moment with Walter. The cinematography was beautiful and the soundtrack was so good, I downloaded that, too. As a whole, the story was yes, funny and adventurous, but also meaningful and heartwarming. Honestly, this is currently my favorite movie. I loved watching it and just felt great afterwards.
Now for the giveaway! If you would like to win your own DVD of this movie to add to your collection, just follow this blog & comment below your favorite photography movie, documentary, or series. That’s it! Can’t wait to hear from you and keep shooting and sharing!
If you follow my Instagram, you know I recently did a product photography shoot for my good friend and owner/designer of AIM Co. Apparel and athletic wear. I could not wait to share especially the joggers.
Her designs and patterns are amazingly cute and comfortable! The material is moisture-wicking and breathable, and I am always thrilled with pockets in my workout pants! If you are looking for great quality, super cute, workout/hiking clothes, you really need to give her shop a good once-over!
When I heard that Euharlee Covered Bridge, a site very close to where I live, was haunted, I couldn’t wait to get some photos and show you all. I also knew that I really wanted to shoot in black and white and on film. Sadly, I have no ghost sightings to share, but I do have a short story of the haunting of this old bridge, and a few tips for shooting black and white.
I hope you like my story and will take a look around. If you would like to see more posts like this one, be sure to hit like and subscribe for more.
The town lattice covered bridge goes all the way back to 1886. Built by Washington King and Jonathan H. Burke, the bridge is one of only 12 left in the state of Georgia. Nearby there is a beautiful park and the ruins of an old mill. Basically, its a really cool place that is wildly popular among photographers.
The subject is so compelling to me that I want the bridge and even the environment to speak very much for itself.
Local legend says that a young native american girl was hung from the rafters inside this bridge.
The bridge was only one of the sights I love near this area. There is an old general store, a pre-civil war era church and cemetery, and small local businesses tucked away in nearby old buildings going back over 100 years.
All of the above images were shot on my Pentax ZXL camera on Arista Edu 100 film. Hope you enjoy!