Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Inspired By // Antoine Ryan

Out of all the people I have met in my life thus far, one person who I can confidentially and comfortably say that loves and nurtures his craft is my good friend Antoine Ryan. He is constantly on the move always putting things together not only to better his craft but to fulfil his need of self expression. Not everything we make needs to have a backing or a main purpose behind it. When you truly have passion for something, you really just get up and do it just to do it. Antoine's, strongest point is photography hands down but of coarse he wants to branch out and dip his hands into other forms of work to really broaden and better his craft.

This short clip is Antoine's latest pieces that he has put together while experimenting with cinematography. The way it came together was all pretty much a spontaneous action. Basically Antoine and his buddy Jean-Benoit were walking up Mont Royal here in Montreal and Antoine  pulled out his camera and decided to shoot it. There was not much of a sense of direction or a goal of any sort, it was put together from passion and the drive to nurture his craft. Keep in mind, this clip is pretty much just a test shot. And I must say the visuals in this test shot are amazing.

- Surround yourself with like minded people.

1 comment:

  1. I would agree with you that Antoine is the kind of person who loves his craft and nurtures it with so much passion! Whenever I get the chance to see him when he comes to Ottawa, you really see how his passion and positivity is incredibly contagious! As an aspiring artist and writer, I know just what you mean by surrounding yourself by like minded people and Antoine is one of those people in my life too.

    Take care and keep up the inspiring work, Spencer!


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