'Without Thinking' by Benjamin Norman
Without Thinking is a video montage of visual vignettes shot by Benjamin Norman in NYC in 2011.
Says Norman of his deeply personal project: "A goal of mine last year was to learn more about composing and shooting video. Whenever I was out and about in the city and saw a scene worth capturing, I’d break out my iPhone 4. Using the 8mm app, the moment was noted as it unfolded in front of me.
After shooting hundreds of clips, I handed the footage over to Adam Abada, my good friend and an extremely talented editor. Together we created ‘Without Thinking.’
None of these shots were premeditated or staged. I wasn’t shooting with an end-product or client in mind. The result is not only a sort of visual diary of my year, but, to me, an homage to New York."