“I just have to relinquish all judgment and really understand that it wasn’t about me or what I would do, it was about what the character would do.” —Octavia Spencer on playing Minny in The Help (2011).

Sharp observation skills, persistent interest in psychology, and thousands of hours of intense mental and physical work are some of the important things that make a performance ‘great’. In “The Culture: Great Performances” by the photographer Sebastian Kim and Time Magazine, 11 top actors ( Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Michelle Williams to name a few) shared with us their creative process— the slicing, dicing, and unpacking of a character and what went into their favorite performance, and more.

Turn on the sound and enjoy this inspiring and beautiful production where videography meets people inside moving pictures in the video below.

The Culture: Great Performance| video by Sebastian Kim

About Sebastian Kim

Sebastian Kim is a fashion and portrait photographer based in NYC and one of the leading go-to names for well-known clients such as Vanity Fair, American Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, and etc. During his photography journey, he spent some time assisting Richard Avedon and Steven Meisel, and today he, himself, is a master in capturing people with authenticity and incredible beauty.

To learn more about Sebastian, check out his interview for Cherrydeck, here. To see more of his inspiring work visit his Cherrydeck profile or his website, here. ?

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