January 23, 2014

Stuff We Love: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Justin & I saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a few weeks back, and we absolutely fell in LOVE with it. At the end, we just sat in our seats for the longest time watching the credits roll…and the tears roll down our cheeks. I can’t explain it. It just hit a nerve. It made me feel something I haven’t felt in a while. A renewed vision. A new pride in this thing that we do. And I think as photographers, it hit us even harder than the normal viewer.

There was this part in particular where Sean Penn’s character talks about how during the best moments he likes to put his camera down. So that he’s not so busy trying to capture the moment that he misses it. Gah! How many of us photographers are SO busy trying to capture the moment in our own lives for Instagram or the blog or Facebook….that we miss actually living in it? And then of course, my FAVORITE part of the whole movie that came from that same scene when Sean Penn says…

The most beautiful things don’t ask for attention.

Ahhh SO good. I think EVERY photographer out there should go see this movie. And non-photographers too! Everybody, basically! :) We were talking about this with the crew for our Profoto shoot the first night they got here & it just reminded me of it all over again. So I thought I would write about it here. So you guys can have that fire lit in you too.

Seriously, this weekend. Just do it. Go see it!! :)

So how about any of you guys?? Did you see it? Did you LOVE it??? :)

  1. Urška Majer

    Loved it! Actually went to see it because i saw your "review" on your facebook page! And i just have a blog post waiting for me to finish it and publish it so more people can be inspired by it :)

  2. Kristin

    Ha! I just blogged about seeing Walter Mitty a few weeks ago too and how inspiring it was! http://www.kristinserna.com/2014/01/january-inspiration.html
    The reveal at the end totally made me tear up too and I just sat through the credits, tears streaming, so touched by the whole thing.
    Now I’m getting teary-eyed thinking about you getting teary-eyed from it too. :)

  3. Emilia Jane

    I can’t wait to go see it!!

  4. günstige ratenkredite

    Great post, Karl. And, Nate, thanks for the Mullins quotes. We have 4 Christian radio stations where I live, and 2 of the stations feel like (at least to me) Christian entertainment, while the other 2 feel like worship. I think they both serve a purpose, but I’ve only recently realized that there is a significant difference.

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