Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg talk about cinemagraphs and making images come alive. Excerpt from the video (4:16):
There are opportunities with this hybrid medium to show people something they’ve never seen before. To have these moments that just exist forever.
It’s this magical work of time. We can live within a moment within that moment. It allows a moment to live on and there’s something fascinating about that.
“Busy day in Manhattan… But there’s always time for the paper”
Whatever that one thing is that is alive is what your eye is going to go to. It sets the emotional impact of what the cinemagraph will be. We have a cinemagraph called “Anna Sees Everything” (below). She’s watching the show and it’s like a little portrait of her. This is what she does for a living.
When we look at these pictures we understand them a little more. It’s so voyeuristic.
The simplicity of it is really beautiful. It’s an evolution of photography. There are parts of the picture that are alive. Essentially you’re seeing something you’ve never seen before.