Over a year ago in "Nick's Picks" I published this video and last night, wandering through my archives, I was reminded about this particular piece. It's one of the most inspirational videos I've ever watched.
Nick Vedros is one of the finest commercial photographers in our industry. He also believe in feeding your brain and he's constantly in cyberspace searching for gems like this one. His original email said,
"Check this video out, it's about J.R the French 'Grafitti' Photographer on TED talks, if you haven't seen it already, very inspiring! Make sure you see it to the end. It really evolves."
The description of this TED presentation doesn't begin to really cover it, but it's close:
JR, a French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face. He makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. A funny, moving talk about art and who we are. Learn more at insideoutproject.net.
I know it's 24 minutes long, but get a cup of coffee and just trust me!
And if this leaves you hungry for more,check out the TED Talks archives on YouTube. There are some amazing presentations!
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