If not now, when?
"Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask "How are you?" Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever lost touch? Just call to say "Hi"? When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift... Thrown away.
Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over."
Since I discovered my passion in filmmaking, I dedicated all the time I had to it. Any free minute was spent in playing with cameras, writing down stories, capturing images anywhere on this planet.
I got more and more lost in projects and in what I loved doing so much: to find truly unique beauty in just about everything and capture it.
My life was based around work. My passion turned into routine. I almost burned out and it took me a while to understand what was happening.
That experience has built a bigger-picture understanding of the world around me and my role in it. In an overstimulated world like today it becomes increasinly important to be able to focus, take it slower and identify beauty in just about everything.
Today, making movies is more important to me than ever and so are my clients.
René Eckert (Founder Blickinsfreie), January 2013