The story of Alejandro Gutierrez.

A colombian currently living on Bonaire, a little island in the Dutch Caribbean.

As part of the "1 minute Video portraits" project (Video Portraits - Your story in 1 minute.).

Shot with Canon Rebel t5i.

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Video Portraits - Your story in 1 minute.

Nathalia Tappan

Pick anyone around you.

Most likely it's a coworker or someone that could be described exactly as you, at some level.

"This is Mary. She is an employee at company X". "This is Joe. He is a student at Y College."

And how many other Maries and…


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Pick anyone around you.

Most likely it's a coworker or someone that could be described exactly as you, at some level.

"This is Mary. She is an employee at company X". "This is Joe. He is a student at Y College."

And how many other Maries and Joes are out there? If you look deeper, they are completely different, with totally different backgrounds and went through completely different and often amazing experiences and decisions that somehow brought them there, next to you, fitting in the same group. How come?

I had the opportunity of living and working in an island that showed me very clearly that crazy reality. Dozens of dive instructors just like me, from all over the world, that ended up in the same little island in the Caribbean following some sort of crazy dream. Easily 15 different nations sampled just in the company I worked for. All of which could describe themselves as: Ï'm a dive instructor, living in the Caribbean.

Until one of them, recently joining the team, started his first conversation with me: "What's your story?"
I tried the same old line... it didn't stick. "Don't come with that. That much I know. It's part of my story too. I want to know yours. What makes you different. Who are you?"

And since that day I took the challenge... I want to know their stories. I want to know what makes these people - that jump somehow in my story (and I have to make a reference to this amazing video at this point: vimeo.com/83358821) - who they are.

But it doesn't end there... Can you tell me who you are in ONE MINUTE? Only 60 seconds that explain where you come from and how did you end up here? It's a lot harder than you'd think...

This channel compiles stories. Peoples lives in 60 seconds. Simple one shot, uncut, video portraits.

If I meet you on my way, would you take the challenge?

What's your story?

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