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:
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn became prominent to the cinematic art house in his film "Pusher", then to critical success with "Drive". Refn's been known for his brutal and gritty style. There's no romance, even in camera movement, but has always been fashionable.
The latest Star Wars filmmaker Rian Jonson worked with such diverse genres which requires him to be a chameleon of cinema. From the renowned crime series "Breaking Bad', the sci-fi thriller "Looper" and to the latest installment of the space opera "The Last Jedi", here's his shot list.
Recognized as one of the most eminent British photographers part of the "Thatcher Years", Brian Griffin was known for his music photography that iconized in pop music history. Visuals from album covers, single sleeves, posters and such
The diorama was one of photography pioneer Louis Daguerre's profound inventions, another one of his results from his obsession for recreating reality through staged events, stories, and habitats. Here is a chronological study of his lesser known contribution paralleled with photography.
French photographer Yoann Leveque is back for a classical twist with his portraiture. This time he takes inspiration from Biblical figures and iconography, with the chiaroscuro technique using the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens.
The South African photographer David Goldblatt is known for his lucid black and white photography of South African apartheid and its aftermath. This Parisian show boasts Goldblatt's work as a visual journalist and as a personal historian.
NYC based photographer Christopher Logan is well known for his unique way of capturing the fashion scene from around the globe on film. Teen Vogue once said his photos are "the coolest way to view Fashion Week". So we handed him our Neptune Art Lens System and let him do his thing. See for yourself.
Photography vlogger Ted Forbes from "Art of Photography" starts 2018 with his top 7 monographs for every photographer to take inspiration from. The books range from old, iconic photographers,, famous contemporary photographers to new, non-famous shooters.
The American director is often making headlines in film circles nowadays, proving him to be one of the most important 21st-century filmmakers, and what can be said more about Wes Anderson than his special use of color?
Lomographer Yoshitaka Goto is known in the community for his jaw-dropping multiple exposure photographs shot with the Lomo LC-A+ and splitzer. In this brief interview, our TEN AND ONE Awards judge from Japan speaks his mind about his passion for shooting experimental images.