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I am Daniel and this is a place to store my thoughts and ideas. Thank you for passing through.

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Chasing Musical Moments with Director @nabildo

For more snapshots from Nabil’s journeys, follow @nabildo on Instagram. To follow the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards—where Nabil’s video for “All Of Me” has been nominated—browse the #VMA hashtag.

"When I hear music I like, my mind turns into a pinball machine," says Nabil Elderkin (@nabildo). “Music, traveling and even some self-doubt are probably what drive me the most creatively.”

Though Nabil is perhaps best known as a video director—his recent work includes John Legend’s “All Of Me" and Beats by Dr. Dre’s "The Game Before The Game"—Nabil also self-identifies as a photographer and “amateur professional.”

"My film work can be pretty dark," he admits. "I like to think I am a little more approachable and humorous on Instagram."

His account reflects this playful, almost music-video-like sensibility, and often feels like a scrapbook of vibrant street photography from his international travels.

"I chase birds all over the world with my iPhone,” jokes Nabil. "When I get off a plane in a new place, my lungs fill with a new air."

jamessharpe:

A few photos from when I visited my very good friend Carl Bryan while he acted in a 48 hour scifi challenge film in Derby.  Directed by Chris Bevan.  All lighting courtesy of DoP Karl Poyzer.  The film can be seen here.

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You once said Death is nature’s way of saying “your table’s ready.” We wish we could’ve waited with you a little longer.

cracked:

You once said Death is nature’s way of saying “your table’s ready.” We wish we could’ve waited with you a little longer.

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Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976).

Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011).

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