Annie Murphy - Emmy Awards acceptance speech 2020
When seascaping I love locations where movement of water is the key element. As the ocean surges, it allows you to explore and feel that sense of being one with nature. I’m often shooting around ½ a second and seeking that magic moment when it all gels and you capture a frame that you hope will speak to someone or just be a way for you to transport yourself back to that special moment in time.
There’s nothing clever about getting your expensive gear swamped and destroyed by a rogue wave or even worse risking personal injury. Buy a longer lens, stand back and enjoy the ocean and all its beauty.
Walter Mitty: When are you going to take it?
Sean O’Connell: Sometimes I don’t. If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it.
Walter Mitty: Stay in it?
Sean O’Connell: Yeah. Right there. Right here.
- Ben Stiller and Sean Penn in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) — 20th Century Fox | Samuel Goldwyn Films
Shoot with purpose