Meaning of Life



I enjoyed Monty Python's The Meaning of Life this weekend at the Aero theater in Santa Monica.

This clip is a good representation of their humor and insight. 

Hero



Sweet song by Family of the Year featured in Richard Linklater's latest film Boyhood.

More music and movies like these please...

In South America



Beautiful short film done by Vincent Urban and his friends along their travels in South America. 

His In Asia film series is also awesome!

Mark in Mojave

"Mark in Mojave" by Jonathan Hugstad

Taken with a Hasselblad medium format film camera


We Are



What a gathering of talent in 1985. Written by Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones. So much soul here and still Stevie Wonder manages to shift his vocals into an entirely different gear, his voice is so pure and the notes he hits pierce so deeply with meaning, it always gives me the chills. Watching and listening to these musicians leaves me nostalgic for the past, hopeful for the future, and just happy in the moment.

True Original



A sequence from an awesome documentary on Jerry Uelsmann called "This is not Photography." His images inspired the guys at Adobe to create Photoshop. This dude's a true original. 

In the full length documentary Jerry said something that resonated with me:

"You hope that somehow because you're being authentic and sharing depth as best as you can, this imagery that you're creating, that other people will sense that and find a way of relating."

Sun to Sky

"Sun to Sky" by Jonathan Hugstad

Taken with an iPhone. Check out more on my Instagram page.

Reflections

"Reflections" by Jonathan Hugstad

Taken with a Holga medium format film camera

No One's Gonna Love You



Great acoustic performance by a great Band of Horses

Cat

"Cat" by Jonathan Hugstad