Taking Inspiration from Nicolas Winding Refn's Neon Geometry

The term "organized chaos" is the best way to describe the visual aesthetic of the Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn.

Refn's color blindness has influenced his style. Unable to see mid-colors, his choices of colors come in strong and vivid hues, all heavily contrasted in his films. This results in the neon palette he has formed for himself, while adding up geometrical shapes in his frames. In his films such as "Drive", "The Neon Demon", "Only God Forgives" and "Valhalla Rising", Refn employs rectangles,, triangles, ovals,, circles to establish his backgrounds as his characters get involved with fantastical action scenes. Watch this supercut of his carefully composed, neon-lit frames:

Here are also some symmetrical, neon compositions by our own Lomographers:

Credits: earlybird, fafascinado, 400-asa & trw

Preview image was taken from the video.

2018-02-21 #culture #videos #neon #geometry #nicolas-winding-refn

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