Wes Anderson Films: From My Perspective as a Lomographer

1

You could say that I love all of the works of Wes Anderson. Here I am going to show you just a few of the qualities of his films that I especially love as a lomographer.

We all agree: Forget the rules!

The rule of what? Wes Anderson defends Lomography’s Golden Rule no. 10, “Don’t worry about the rules!” in often completely disregarding the rule of thirds. Wait, does that mean he does follow the rules? Well, whatever…

The point is this: this dude does it symmetrical, and I mean very symmetrical. Don’t believe me? Look at this great video made by Vimeo user kogonada. Here you can see many great examples of his centralized perspectives.

Attention to Colors

Whether loud and saturated or faded and vintage, Wes Anderson pays great attention to color. In his newest work, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” there’s a charming contrast between scenes with understated, antiqued colors and those with popping, impressive colors. “The Darjeeling Limited” is, though, one of his brightest and most colorful films. I was extremely tired the last time I saw the film, but the colors still captured me and left me spellbound. On the other hand, “Moonrise Kingdom” is loved for its yellow-toned saturation, which creates a kind of vintage effect.

Photos from the websites: The Guardian, All Things Design, YTS, Listal und Highdefdiscnews

Attention to Form and Pattern

The thing about Wes Anderson films that first captured my heart were the colors and patterns that he picks out. Either the walls and carpets are plain, simple and monotonous, or they’re bright and tacky. In “The Darjeeling Limited,” you can see how well he harmonizes these contrasts, especially on the walls. This phenomenon can be seen in all of his films, though.

Photos from the websites: Wax-Wane, Nerdist, Inconstant Moon, Allocine

Perspective

One thing is certain: Wes Anderson knows how to pick a camera angle. You can see the view from above especially often in his works. Here is another supercut from kogonada, but this time it’s all about the bird’s eye view:

Look out for all of these things the next time you see something by him! As lomographers, I think you will appreciate the artistry of Wes Anderson films.

Check out other articles on Wes Anderson in the Lomography magazine! And while you’re at it, you might also want to browse through other film-related articles on our Friday Movie Flashback, The Director's Chair, and Kino Stories series.

written by efrost on 2014-04-07 in #lifestyle

One Comment

  1. ageebonavito
    ageebonavito ·

    Great article about a great artist and film maker.

More Interesting Articles

  • Living the Epic Life with Matt Anderson

    written by cheeo on 2014-10-30 in #lifestyle

    Wanderlust kicked in as we talked with photographer Matt Anderson more about his exploits on the road. Let his film cameras show you again what it really takes to live a full life in this interview.

  • Lomography x SundanceNow Doc Club

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-12 in #competitions
    Lomography x SundanceNow Doc Club

    Love exploring the world from new perspectives? SundanceNow Doc Club brings you an extensive library of award-winning films and access to free movie tickets, film festivals, award shows and more. Join us for this rumble and you could be a part of this exclusive club!

  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Gets Lego-fied

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-22 in #lifestyle
    'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Gets Lego-fied

    Just how many Lego bricks did it take to create a replica of the setting for the latest Wes Anderson film? About a whopping 50,000, apparently. Check out the final Lego model and the story behind this awesome feat after the jump!

    1
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Lomokev

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-11-06 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Lomokev

    By now most of you would have heard of Lomokev, one of the UK's most prolific film photographers. Based in Brighton, Lomokev loves to shoot with the trusty LC-A and his work has been featured in numerous publications and projects. We lent him a Petzval lens and asked him a few questions about what makes him tick. Here's an exclusive interview, along with a several fantastic shots by the talented UK-based photographer.

    1
  • Tutorial: Tetenal Colortec E6 3-bath Kit - Develop your own color slides

    written by sandravo on 2014-05-29 in #gear #tipster
    Tutorial: Tetenal Colortec E6 3-bath Kit - Develop your own color slides

    This is a tutorial for the adventurous Lomographers, for those brave enough to do their own B&W and C-41 work but lacking the confidence to move onto E6. Fear no more! I am an enthusiastic home developer, just like the rest of you, I am not a chemical lab wizard! So if I can pull this off, so can the rest of you. Take a deep breath, relax, and read on. By the end of this article I hope you'll have mustered the courage to give it a go yourselves!

    5
  • Experiencing the Rainforest Adventure Experience

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-05-17 in #world #locations
    Experiencing the Rainforest Adventure Experience

    When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.

    1
  • Shop News

    Get all the Filters you need to tickle out the most of your shots!

    Get all the Filters you need to tickle out the most of your shots!

    We have prepared a special set of filters to boost up your creative possibilities with the Petzval or any other lens with a 58mm filter mount. Get all in one set or pick your favourite and step up your game!

  • Shooting Analogue with the New Petzval Lens

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-07 in #lifestyle
    Shooting Analogue with the New Petzval Lens

    The New Lomography Petzval Lens is, without a doubt, a striking innovation that has impressed analogue and digital shooters alike. The Petzval works seamlessly with both platforms, producing exceptional and oftentimes dreamy, bokeh-rich images. There are, however, photographers who prefer to shoot analogue and are oblivious to the lure of digital imagery. Here are a few photographers who have chosen film as their go-to medium, and and the Petzval as their ally.

  • Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2015-01-07 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!

  • Bite-Size Fiction: The Memory Pill

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-02-15 in #world #lifestyle
    Bite-Size Fiction: The Memory Pill

    Someday, getting rid of unwanted memories will be as easy as popping a pill and waiting a few hours for the desired effect to kick in. Literally a bitter pill to swallow (you'd think that with all the advancements in science then, they would've already made, say, fruit-flavored ones like the vitamins you loved as a kid), sure, but effective nonetheless.

    3
  • Shop News

    Get 20% off on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit

    Get 20% off on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras.

  • Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Photos from the Set of 'Ghostbusters'

    written by chooolss on 2014-05-24 in #lifestyle
    Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Photos from the Set of 'Ghostbusters'

    "Ghostbusters" is turning 30 in just a couple of weeks, and as an early treat, here are a few on-set photographs that show us more or less how this '80s classic was made!

  • Monday Moodboard: Kids at the Moulin Rouge

    written by chooolss on 2014-07-07 in #news
    Monday Moodboard: Kids at the Moulin Rouge

    Did you know that the Moulin Rouge had shows especially for kids as far back as the 1950s? Neither did I!

  • Clickiemcpete and his Weapon of Choice: Sprocket Rocket

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-11 in #lifestyle
    Clickiemcpete and his Weapon of Choice: Sprocket Rocket

    Calling the Sprocket Rocket as Peter Atwood's go-to camera would be an understatement. He owns half a dozen of it that he simultaneously shoots with different films. He even considers the Sprocket Rocket as his dream machine. Let's hear what clickiemcpete has to say about this camera in this installment of Weapon of Choice!

    10