As a photographer, sometimes the motivation to take a picture can be as simple as wanting to see what something looks like photographed. The Striped Bass image is a good example. I wondered what it would look like as a photograph, especially if I shot it as a compound image.
As a filmmaker this is also true. For example, I’ve always wanted to shoot high speed slow motion footage of things taking place in real time. In this clip, I wanted to see a ballet dancer making this move wearing an old pair of slippers, first so I could see it more clearly and be able to notice every aspect of the move. And secondly to assess whether it was interesting enough to tell a story. No edits. Just a single clip.
The clip was shot at 1000fps using a Phantom high speed camera. The move itself is only a few seconds long but plays out at just over one minute. I never get tired of looking at this clip.