One in 8 Million and Other Inspiring Film

A while ago, I stumbled upon One in 8 Million a weekly series created by the New York Times about New Yorkers. Each week a collection of photographs and audio track tell the story of one person—one quirky New York character.


It’s so interesting to hear the people tell their stories, and the photographs are the perfect poignant accompaniment to these short “films.” It’s especially interesting to me when people use new technology like the internet and computer editing programs, but are still able to create an old-world feel. In a culture where we’re used to seeing hundreds of images per minute, seeing these stills really slows the pace down, and makes you think more about what’s happening in the picture.

The films are so short (around two minutes), but they’re really able to tell you a lot about the person. They’re intimate and beautiful, and they really show each personality, reminding me how each person has something unique to give.

In a completely different genre and style, yesterday I found this cool website full of people talking about their “aha moments.”


These are not artsy like One in 8 Million, but there’s something inspiring about seeing people talk about moments that have changed their lives. I am just now beginning to understand that what drew me to both of these is that there’s so much honesty and truth in them—and I think honesty and truth are always worth listening to.


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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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