Sharing 'Adrift' a Gorgeous Video by Simon Christen, Highlighted as One of Vimeo's Staff Picks

It's tuesday morning and I'm sitting in the cyber cafe at San Antonio's North West Vista college. It's been 6 months since I moved out here. Videos like this one definitely don't help with fight off nostalgia, but then again nostalgia is pretty sweet.

Simon Christen is a photographer with a love of visuals. There is no intentional metaphorical content in the video. He describes adrift simply; he calls it a love letter to the fog in San Francisco. It comes across as exactly that. Four (plus) minutes of lovely fog dragging it's way slowly over the bridge and buildings.

The visuals are glorious, and the song by Jimmy Lavalle is a perfect companion. The track is highly reminiscent of the Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation soundtrack. (A movie whose confectionary visuals had plenty of intentional metaphorical content, albiet somewhat undefined). Coincidentally Lavalle's current selling's are being donated to the somewhat forgotten Japan Relief. Japan seems to inspire some pretty airy electronic tracks.

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