Framing A Scene – Contemporary Masters of Cinematic Photography

Over the years, we've had the pleasure of featuring so many photographers, each with their own distinct styles. Quite popular is the cinematic look: photographs that look like scenes out of a movie. We'd like to revisit the works of the photographers who are masters of this photographic style.

Louis Dazy

When he was young, Paris-based photographer Louis Dazy was afraid of the dark and had fairy lights in his room. Now he's making hypnotic pictures lit in neon! It is during dusk and nighttime when he feels most creative. As an avid fan of cinema and music, he created a Double Exposure Playlist, a collection of songs that fits the overall mood of his photographs. Read our interview to learn more about Louis Dazy and his creative process.

© Louis Dazy

Li Hui

It's easy to get lost in a daydream when you look at Li Hui's photographs. Draped in daylight and evoking softness, her photos are thoughtfully composed from her own imagination.

"It’s much like making a movie: people know it’s a fictional story but it’s based on the real world, the world we know (or don’t). If the movie does not evoke any feelings, then the viewer won’t be touched emotionally. This goes for photography as well."

Check out our interview to better know Li Hui.

© Li Hui

Patrick Clelland

Inspired by cinematographers Christopher Doyle and Robby Müller, Australian photographer Patrick Clelland thinks it's a waste not to document the beautiful and interesting things that he encounters every day.

We interviewed Patrick Clelland to learn more about his photographic journey.

© Patrick Clelland

Cheng Nan-Huang

Taiwan-based photographer Cheng Nan-Huang is upfront about his photographic style: cinematic. He is deeply inspired by filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, saying that each of his movies resonated with him. He thinks that doing photo shoots is a lot like falling in love.

Check out our interview to know more about Cheng Nan-Huang's work.

© Cheng Nan-Huang

Ian Howorth

For Ian Howorth, the "alone time" is what he likes about photography, from taking pictures to scanning his negatives. As a huge movie fan, he first started doing video work, such as sound recording, TV, music videos, and short films. This, we suppose, is what influenced his aesthetic. Read our interview to learn more about Ian Howorth's work.

© Ian Howorth

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2018-11-26 #people #film #cinematic-photography

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