Happy New Year! This week’s Video Spotlight feature – the very first of 2012 – goes out to all of you who have resolved to travel more this year; this is the perfect thing to whet your appetite.
After quitting his job, photographer Kien Lam spent a large part of 2011 travelling around the globe. Along the way he made use of his excellent eye for a photograph by taking the thousands of still and moving picture, many of which went into compiling this incredible time-lapse footage.
While the film contains its fair share of recognisable landmarks, what we enjoy about it is how the process Lam has used works just as well with unspectacular locations. A crooked bridge over a fast-flowing stream looks just as fantastic as the Eiffel Tower when it’s portrayed in this way.
In addition to serving as an inspiration, the film also conveys a powerful sense of urgency. The feeling of fleeting moments slipping by, no matter where you are, really makes you want to get off the couch and make the most of the time you have available.
If we can experience even a fraction of what Lam portrays here this year, 2012 will be worthwhile.