always-time-for-the-paper

This is a cinemagraph

New York City-based photographer Jamie Beck and Web designer Kevin Burg “hand-stitch” together her photos and his Web design to make animated gifs they now call “cinemagraphs.”

Simple and clever they started making them in 2011 and have become extremely successful with this technique. The washington post article explains all you would ever need to know…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/cinemagraphs-what-it-looks-like-when-a-photo-moves/2011/07/08/gIQAONez3H_blog.html

and find their own pages here…

http://annstreetstudio.com/category/cinemagraphs/

My particular favourite is of the chap reading a paper in the middle of a park, it looks like a static photo until, hey, he just turned the page, witty but subtle.

It’s playful, but of course has it’s limitations, if you wanted to have an exhibition of these, you would need computers and ipads as you can’t print and mount them like traditional photos, so they are very much stuck in the internet pages, and they repeat the small movement over and over, it’s not interactive it’s passive.

I like interaction and hope to incorporate a physical interaction into my Masters project…

Advertisements