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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Way Off Topic

Yes, I know this is way off topic, but one of the nice things about having one's own photography blog is that you can write an off topic post when moved to do so. Last weekend I saw the new film "The Perks of Being a Wallflower".  WOW!!!  What an amazing and powerful film!  The story, the acting, the soundtrack, the filming.....all amazing.  It is a 'coming of age' story that I think outdoes anything like it in the past.

Oh, and it is filmed in my own town of Pittsburgh, PA, and what a job it does of showing the city as it is today.  And this is probably because the writer of the now 15 year old novel, Stephen Chbosky, (who also directed the film, his first) is a Pittsburgh native who grew up here.  As an added bonus, I saw it on opening night and Mr. Chbosky attended and had a Q&A session right after the 7pm show ended, which was really terrific.

It is a deep and moving film that is different from any 'kids in high school' film that you might have seen before. I highly recommend it!