A message from Louie Schwartzberg

Director of Gratitude Revealed

Are you ready to catch the wave? Gratitude has intrigued me for all of my career as I believe it is where nature and humans intersect in this space we call Life. I’ve had the the humble privilege of meeting the most extraordinary humans from all walks of life and all corners of the globe, and I always ask the same question.

And now, I will ask YOU this same question, “What is your definition of gratitude?” While each answer is deeply personal and unique, there is a universal thread that connects us all – humans, animals, plants, flowers and let us not forget fungi and the mycelium network beneath our feet. Throughout this website, you’ll be able to explore and express gratitude in a plethora of ways.

Welcome! Thank you for being a part of my inquiry into what gratitude means… A journey I started over 40 years ago and continue each and every day. I’m grateful you’re here.

About Louie

Director Louie Schwartzberg is best-known for his time-lapse art and films, but the films are not the story. His story and his truth are what make the films possible. Known as the pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie is on a mission to share the beauty and intelligence of nature to protect the planet and create a better future. He believes this is how we’ll change the world.

Louie, 1972


Born to Holocaust survivors who miraculously found each other and built a new life in Brooklyn, Louie has spent his lifetime cultivating the gratitude his parents instilled in him. He uses that reverence and curiosity for life to ask the big questions. Over 40 years ago, Louie began taking time-lapse photography of flowers, continuing 24/7 to this day. That was the beginning of his life’s work. He helps the world embark on journeys of time and scale, by making the invisible visible.

Circa 1982
Filming Altered States, 1979

My passion for capturing imagery that inspires wonder and awe, and for capturing subjects that are too slow, too fast, too small, or too vast for the naked eye to see is what led me to filmmaking.

— Louie Schwartzberg