Perspectives

The essence of documentary photography

More and more of our stories are told through visual media than ever before. We’ve each become documentarians of modern life – its tragedies and its triumphs – showcasing the context of our daily lives and decisions via Instagram or Snapchat. However, simply capturing moments can’t be described as documentary photography. There’s something more than […]

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The qualities that make a film perennially viewable

Prior to the advent of digital reproduction, if you wanted to see a movie, you went to the theater. And if you wanted to see it again, you went back to the theater. Throughout my life, certain films have resonated in such a way that they’ve merited multiple trips to the theater.   The Hateful […]

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Three critical qualities of an effective cinematographer

Sharing a vision is no simple task. Even the closest of companions often find themselves at odds when working towards a common creative goal because art is subjective and its interpretation is as well. So how can a creative director be sure that the cinematographer he chooses to collaborate with will effectively recreate his vision? […]

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How cinemagraphs disrupt audience’s expectations

It’s the violation of the audience’s expectations of a photograph that make the cinemagraph so powerful. Brands have a limited amount of time to captivate audiences, and competition for their attention is fierce. Facebook timelines are littered with images, videos, and quizzes, making one more ad a small part of a large, busy background. Likewise, […]

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