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What are all the emotions that well up inside you when you watch this? For me, there’s a couple things I feel – a sense of awe at the world we live in, an understanding of how tiny we are in this universe, and an appreciation for every moment of life.  The video was put together by the folks over at Skyglow Project, a team currently running a Kickstarter campaign to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in North America.

P.S– 00:39 seconds has to be my favorite part. The way the timelapse captures the flight paths of all the planes in the sky is incredible!

As a follow-up to my last post, I came across this incredible poster campaign for the charity DePaul UK, that recently went up on the street corners of London.  Go ahead and read the words on the image above, and then take a look at the image below.

Pretty great isn’t it? The ad campaign was put together by Dan Kennard and Ben Smith at Publicis London, and forces the reader to think about their preconceptions and to see the situation from the point of view of the homeless.  (via Creative Review)

This past week I had a couple conversations with different people about potential, our purpose as individuals, and what it is that makes us come alive.  This visual gem pretty much summed up pretty well – when you know exactly why you were placed on Earth and what it is you’re meant to do, you come alive.  Have a good weekend folks!

Really loved this incredible short shot by Keef, for the good folks over at Airwick. He combines really moving elements of storytelling that tug at your heartstrings, and ends up creating a remarkable commercial for a great product. Really, really well done.

Vincent Laforet is no stranger to quality images, but this, this is ridiculous.  With the opportunity to photograph NYC from an entirely aerial perspective, he took to the skies (at a higher altitude than normal) to take these incredible shots.  You see this complexity of the city that you really can’t see from ground level, crazy huh?

| But the real scary part was that there’s just simply nothing quite like leaning out of that chopper over the sea of darkness and light, held in only by a full body harness…There is no chance that you will fall – the harness is tried and true. But you DO think about the fall.

And you think about it again … And again … And how long you would have to think things over from that height all the way down to the ground below.

And then you start to think about the helicopter, and how it’s not exactly the most aerodynamically stable aircraft up there in the first place …. But I digress.

Check out his work here, along with some behind the scenes of the shoot here.