Awesome idea. You all watched it. Twice too, didn't you? There's 873 images in this stop motion, and before long I'm sure it'll have 873 million views online. Why not. Everyone is talking about it. Because eight hundred pictures of "family holding hands" and "walk on the beach" are far more exiting when made into an animation. It’s beautiful. It’s mesmerizing, and it has to be watched. Each one of the eight hundred and seventy-three images looks beautiful if you happen to randomly pause on it, and each one works so well with the next there’s never a jumpiness or awkward moment.
Also of note is the fact Getty Images has now compiled a database of more than thirty-eight million pictures, which, is frankly incredible. I doubt many of the photographers thought their snapshots would one day wind up in this lovely order, but something tells me they’re all pleased to have helped in a small way to create this masterpiece. — at Sao Paulo, Brazil .