Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends. I hope you're all having a great weekend.

Today's inspiration comes from a segment that CBS News calls "On the Road."  Ever since I saw this video last week, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. In it, journalist Steve Hartman profiles Richard Renaldi, a New York photographer who stops people on the street—people who are strangers to each other—and asks them to pose as though they were friends, family, or even couples. What Hartman discovers about human nature is remarkable and inspiring. Enjoy!

  

What do you think about Renaldi's project?

Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺

34 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday Dana!. Awww.. it says 'videos not available in my country' - will check it on youtube - sounds interesting

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    1. I hope you do. It's really inspiring!

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  2. This was so interesting! Loved it. Reminds me of people who go out with a free hug sign:)

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    1. You're right: it's very similar! Glad you enjoyed the video. ☺

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  3. I saw a story about this man on Facebook recently. I love the originality of his idea! He's a true artist in my opinion.

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    1. I think so too. His work is very inspiring.

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  4. What's wrong with the UK - had to go to You Tube as well - I can't believe that little lady was 95!

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    1. I hope yours was a good one, Adam.

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  6. Ya know, that's why things like conflict and war are such a waste. I'm convinced that it's much easier to go to war with a 'thing' or a 'country' or some faceless entity. If you got up close and personal with someone.....not such an easy thing. Things like this give me some hope.

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  7. this is awesome- makes my heart melt- thanks Dana and have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. You're welcome. I hope your Sunday was a great one!

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  8. Wow, this is awesome. What a great idea. I have to admit I don't think I'd be able to do it if he asked me LOL, I hate getting my picture taken.

    Thanks for sharing, Dana. Have a great week. :)

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    1. I'm with you: having my picture taken is just not my thing!

      Thanks. I hope you have a great week too. ☺

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  9. Had a great Sunday shopping then cooking dinner. Cat watch the Video in the UK for some reason

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    1. That's what Sally said too. She was able to watch it on YouTube though.

      I'm glad you had a great day. I hope you have a great week, too!

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  10. Cool idea. I found that people in NYC were not that cold, just doing their own thing- but if I needed directions and asked, people were happy to help me....and even go another step and tell me when my subway stop came up. Although it may be awkward to hold a stranger, and we wouldn't do it on our own, it sure brought a lot of smiles.

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    1. My experience of NYC was the same. People were pretty friendly and willing to help. I've been there a few times and look forward to going back. :)

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  11. I've heard of him, and have seen some of his pictures. The whole processes quite intriguing. People really get into it!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. They sure do! It's pretty amazing to see.

      Have a great week. ☺

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  12. I so loved this Dana. Brillant idea of his. I would hope to be part of such of thing if he was ever in my neck of the woods.

    betty

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    1. I don't like to have my picture taken, so I don't think I'd participate, but I'd love to watch him at work. :)

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  13. Wow, I can not see the video, said he was not available for my country. It seems very interesting!

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    1. It really is. Maybe you can see it on YouTube. Several people have mentioned they've had to watch it there.

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  14. I can't see the video too :/ but I would like to see... I think the people sometimes can be surprising!

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    1. People can definitely be surprising—you're so right about that!

      Try searching for the video on YouTube. Some have had luck watching it that way. ☺

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  15. That sounds interesting. Though I'm not sure I could look completely comfortable with a stranger!

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    1. I don't think I could either, honestly.

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