I finally finished reading Sprint, a book published by the Google Venture designers Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz. I knew about design sprints, and have had the chance to participate in a few, including one with Jake himself.
Writing in with some inspiring shots from one of my new favorite projects celebrating our one and only Mother Earth from a bird’s eye. I was first introduced to the @dailyoverview by my sister when she shared a recent shot from the project’s Instagram showcasing a freighter full of containerized cargo awaiting its turn at Port. We come from a line of intermodal transport nerds as my late father spent summers working as a deckhand on an oil tanker in the South Pacific and always shared his love for being out at sea.
Now, I have the great privilege to live not 10 minutes from one of the world’s busiest ports - here in Oakland, California so the ability to experience these marvels at sea level is quite easy. It’s not until you picture these modern day marvels from above that you learn to appreciate their beauty. Same goes for just about anything else when you’re able to see it from a different perspective. Enjoy just a few of my favorite shots curated by the talented team at Overview including clouds floating over the Amazon, a lumber mill on the Oregon-Washington border, a crop-formed Bagua arrangement in Colorado, Evaporation Ponds in New Mexico and blades for wind turbines in Arkansas among many more….
I’ll truly look forward to the next time I’m 36,000 feet above ground so I can once again appreciate the “Overview Effect” but until then, I hope this post will satiate that desire for all of us.
Overview was founded by Benjamin Grant and is aimed at spotlighting Mother Earth from a great distance which has been proven to stimulate awe, increase desire to collaborate, and foster long-term thinking. Grant and his team aim to inspire these feelings — commonly referred to as the Overview Effect — through our imagery, products, and collaborations. By embracing the perspective that comes from this vantage point, we believe we can stimulate a new awareness that will lead to a better future for our one and only home. Learn about their latest book “Overview Timelapse” here: https://www.over-view.com/timelapse/.