Candy from a Nikon 50mm f/1.2 - Shooting Video

Have you ever taken a picture or video of something you look at regularly and realize how beautiful it is. The images capture the beauty that we have, somehow, learned to ignore. An example that comes to mind is my kitchen. I see it everyday, so I am desensitized to its beauty, but when I look at a photo of my kitchen it looks amazing.

Based on this premise, I decided to shoot a simple hand-held video of relatively common and unremarkable objects found in my kitchen with a Nikon 50mm f/1.2 lens. The intention is to try to make the mundane beautiful.

You be the judge:

Make sure you select 1080p HD to see the videos in their best quality.

Below are two videos I made for the Randall Museum in San Francisco. Artnok Kontrabecki teaches Ceramics there. He had heard that someone once referred to one of my sewing machine videos as "sewing machine porn" and asked me to make him some "ceramics porn." Again; you be the judge...

I think these videos speak for themselves, the Nikon 50mm f/1.2 makes very pretty pictures. Sharp and fast - all metal construction, it's one of Nikon's best manual lenses. I don't leave home without it...

BTW, here's the Blog on sewing machines and the "sewing machine porn" video - an overly industrious, or dare I say, prudish "blog administrator" removed the "porn" comment.

All videos shot on a Sony NEX-7 with Nikon's 50mm f/1.2 lens