Since the beginning of cinema, many filmmakers have been fond of using mirrors to create artistic, moving stills and scenes. There's more to looks and reflections in images, after all.
When the protagonist or character has the reflection in the mirror -- it could mean several things; perhaps introspection, another perspective or side of the character, a reflection of the innate self, or a reveal of a mystery.
From old films to now, here's how filmmakers used mirrors in their works.
Since "Breathless", French filmmaker and father of the French New Wave era have left icon after icon all over the culture of cinema. To reflect the era of the 60's, he used bold, contrasting colors consistently all throughout his filmography.
As more people develop refined tastes in film and cinema, many filmmakers have been upping up their game to become the best among the rest. Here's a roundup of 2016's best films, paired through graphic match cuts.
Film is twice as difficult as photography: it's the complete mastery of the still image, to transcend the aesthetics in motion -- and filmmaker Marc Jarabe likes to compose his moving images accompanied with music.
For the "Cinematic Images" competition, Lomography and the Indie Street Film Festival called to see some of the most unique photographs, balanced between cinema and still photographic styles, using elements of classic and contemporary cinema. Let's check out the winners!
Contrary to popular belief, photo editing has been around since the early days of photography. The only difference is it's been used sparsely. There' a reason why the majority of old photographs are more appealing.
The way photography shaped the world was immense, and culture has never been more the same. Replacing the written document and the drawn and painted image there's been a lot of opinions regarding the medium. Eleven photographers and artists discuss their sentiments.
It shouldn't surprise you when works by Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, David Hockney, Salvador Dali, and more, are found in pieces of cinema such as in movie posters. After all, cinema is about art imitating life, and what better source to steal and recreate through great artists themselves?
Combining his love for creative photography and a passion to live life to the fullest, Louis Dazy creates some of the most beautiful images we have ever seen on film. Learn more about his craft and the ideals he swears by in this short interview.
We've teamed up with the creators of the Indie Street Film Festival for the Cinematic Images Competition. We're looking for the most unique photographers who are able to find a balance between cinema and still photographic styles. The winner will receive 2 All-Access badges to the festival.