Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs.
Along the way you meet people. People who do a lot more than we realize on the outset. I have been surprised by the amount of talent folks possess, yet resign themselves to a desk job rather than chase their dreams. I was one of them not too long ago. Because we need those jobs to pay the bills and sustain the lifestyle that we have gotten ourselves used to. Pay that car loan or that excruciatingly expensive house loan at high interest rates.
One such person was my manager at my previous job – PS Rajesh. This man is a photographer. He dabbles in everything he can get an opportunity to shoot. As a farewell present on my resignation, he offered to make me a few cinemagraphs for my blog. I jumped at the opportunity.
A cinemagraph creates the illusion of looking at a video. Whilst it is a still image, minor elements move constantly that make it appear as though the image has come alive. 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.
Hence, before we take a look at the images, a little exclamation with pomp and show is necessary.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the blogosphere, proudly presenting to you, the first ever Fashion Blog to bring you a cinemagraph in India. Remember where you saw this first! It isn’t every day that you get to see some genius.
On Al Claudius
Denims – Custom Distressed Levi’s 501 CT
Sneakers – Nike Air Max 90 Ice
Shirt – Camo Denim by Forever 21 Men
Bowtie – Custom made by Felt Paper Scissors
Watch – Tissot Heritage PR516 Automatic
Sunglasses – American Optical Original Pilot
Skull Bauble – Blur Designs
Ring – Aldo
Leather Bracelet – Custom hand crafted at a flea market in Istanbul
Let us know what you made of the first ever Cinemagraph in Indian Fashion in the comments box. We are eager to hear from you.
Loved it Al. Thanks for giving me the opportunity !
It was my pleasure Rajesh 🙂
Hey Al! I’m a personal fan of cinemagraphs. Absolutely surreal. Have been getting these done since a while from my buddy photographers. Love them!
Hey hey, thanks much Tejal. Am sure you make for some pretty gorgeous cinemagraphs 🙂