Riley Blakeway: ‘From The Same’
“The desire to express an idea, that [...] is uniquely human; that’s what keeps people ticking.”
Professional surfer and photographer Warren Smith is the subject of Australian filmmaker Riley Blakeway’s latest short doco film From The Same. Exploring the idea of creativity as a natural instinct present in each and every person, the film is set against a backdrop of Smith in the midst of his own creative processes.
Simple cityscapes, objects and arguably ugly man-made landscapes are translated into emotional imagery and a creative chorus with intense colours in the twilight sky and the dramatic shadows of nature in the city.
Blakeway offers a seemingly obvious, yet slightly off-centre perspective on human connection and our need for creativity.
By Vicki Fletcher @VickiFletcher88