Why I Shoot. By: Jared Abrams
Here is a little video I shot of Patti, the camera operator for Heli USA. It was so refreshing to hear a voice that only cared about the task at hand and not the gear to make it possible. It made me think seriously of what drives me to do what I do. I decided to put this to the rest of the Wide Open Camera crew. Why do we make films? Here is my response.
“I shoot because it is a beautiful combination of multiple crafts to create a stand-alone piece of art. Both still and motion photography capture a moment in time with vivid detail and emotion. In many ways this is how I perceive life. I started at a very early age and have been looking at life through a various mix of lenses. Some of them slightly soft, others sharp as a razor. It is this way of thinking that compels me to observe the light everywhere I go. There are very few careers where every situation is new and instant collaboration is fundamental to the success of the project. It is that combination of people and craft that make my job so appealing. I just happen to be one of the lucky few that is allowed to play in one of the best playgrounds in the world.”