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Cinemagraphs: A Moment In Time

Cinemagraphs: A Moment In Time

When you take a photograph you capture a moment in time. Karl Lagerfeld says the beauty about it is that the moment is "gone forever, impossible to reproduce". And he's right. When you've encountered a wonderful moment and you took a picture of it you'll remember that moment forever.  But sometimes a still frame is not the right representation of a situation. For example when you're capturing movement. That's why Apple invented Live Photos and Instagram stole "Stories" from Snapchat. People resonate with short but accurate moments they encounter in their life.  A cinemagraph tries to capture the stillness of a photograph and the action of movie. It differs from a usual movie by having a steady fixed part in the image and bring attention to small and moving details like fire, water or hair. The term was created by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, the most prominent representative of this technique, whose work you'll find in this article. Cinemagraphs Cinemagraph by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck Cinemagraph by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck Cinemagraph by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck Cinemagraph by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck Cinemagraph by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck Cinemagraph by Shanedoesthis Cinemagraph by HEBEJesus Cinemagraph by Black Bird Cinemagraph by Salwa Saeed Cinemagraph by Salwa Saeed Cinemagraph by Kevin Burg & Jamie Beck Cinemagraph by Unknown Cinemagraph by Ann Street Studio Cinemagraph by Ann Street Studio Cinemagraph by Daria Khoroshavina Cinemagraph by Julian Douvier Cinemagraph by Julian Douvier Cinemagraph by Daniela Lapa Cinemagraph by Apricot Berlin Online resources Easy to use application for MAC to create your own cinemagraphs Great iOS application to make your own cinemagraphs Wonderful video compilation with stunning cinemagraphs Getting started tutorial and valuable advices to begin  

Sublime Illustrated Cinemagraphs by Rebecca Mock

Sublime Illustrated Cinemagraphs by Rebecca Mock

A really well done cinemagraph is really cool, but add a nice ingredient to this, like a complete illustrated cinemagraph, and we're talking about an amazing piece of art, like these by artist Rebecca Mock. Rebecca is an American artist and even got a shop at Society6 where you may buy her pieces. These are only a set of her cinemagraphs. At her portfolio you'll see many more great images of hers. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Fantastic Movies Cinemagraphs

Fantastic Movies Cinemagraphs

The cinemagraph is one of the most awesome category of GIFs. The idea of perpetuating a single moment of your favorite character or movie is definitely worth the time spent to do these. From Alien to Napoleon Dynamite, these cinemagraphs are some fine examples of GIF fine-art. If it was possible, I would hang many of these in my wall... like a fine picture of Roy Batty, in the rain, as he dies. Man, pure poetry there. These are only a handful. For more, visit Cinemagraphcollection.com, because they got tons of other pieces there. Cheers! ;)

Amazing Cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

I really enjoy when visual artists push the envelope into their work, here's a great example of mixing beautiful photography with a little animation. Jamie Berg and Kevin Burg are two New York based photographer and visual designer, they both have created something new here. They used the simple image format known as GIF and took it to this whole new level. I hope you will enjoy this showcase but it is just stunning. To get more information about Jamie and Kevin, you check out their website at Cinemagraphs.com