Sunday 23 March 2014

Cinemagraph: The Work of Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck

Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video. (If you look carefully at the image to the left, the reeds in the foreground are moving.)

They are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person's dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.

The term "cinemagraph" was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011. -Wikipedia: Cinemagraph


I would like to thank Kevin Burg for permission to repost these images.

official web site: Cinemagraphs™
A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.

Visual Graphics Artist Kevin Burg began experimenting with the .gif format in this style in 2009 but it wasn't until he partnered with photographer Jamie Beck to cover NYFW that Cinemagraphs were born. Marrying original content photography with the desire to communicate more to the viewer birthed the cinemagraph process. Starting in-camera, the artists take a traditional photograph and combine a living moment into the image through the isolated animation of multiple frames. To quote supermodel Coco Rocha "it's more than a photo but not quite a video".

Ann Street Studio: Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg
The story of two artists living and working together, as told from the perspective of photographer Jamie Beck — the places we go, the images we imagine, and the world we create from our work space in lower Manhattan, Ann Street Studio.

Tumblr: Kevin Burg

Twitter: Kevin Burg @kevinburg

my blog: Animating Still Photos - Mar 22/2014
I discovered that people had found the means to add movement to a still photograph with stunning results.

my blog: Animated GIFs - Mar 19/2014
The graphics image file GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) has been with us since 1987. The file format was enhanced to include various images or frames within the same file so as to produce animation.


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