fashion cinemagraphs by jamie beck + kevin burg fashion cinemagraphs by jamie beck + kevin burg
sep 09, 2012

fashion cinemagraphs by jamie beck + kevin burg

‘cinemagraphs’ by jamie beck and kevin burg

new york-based photographers jamie beck and kevin burg have created GIFs as part of their self-termed art form coined ‘cinemagraphs’. the work, often surrounding the world of fashion, is characterized by cinematic images informed by animated GIFs with elegant, subtle movement. the work presented may be an earring swaying or a lock of hair in the breeze all depicting moments suspended in time, a fragment of a memory put on hold.

  • creepy…

    Ewan says:
  • @joetheplumber,
    i dont think the project needs to fully represent a statement about art or design,
    but more importantly the execution of the project.

    alvaro says:
  • Dear joe the plumber, please define the concept of art and get back to me. Thanks.

    Alice says:
  • i like these gifs, they represent the moments.

    z says:
  • Marketing posing as some kind of meaning. Shallow and vaguely creepy.

    Jonesisdying says:
  • cool

    dbkii says:
  • i love this. it captures your attention in a special way. more alive than photo’s, and less overwhelming than video. in a world of IN YOUR FACE, i enjoy the subtle movement and pay way more attention. moving forward people, get used to it.

    [email protected] says:
  • yep. there’s lots of animated gif stuff about at the moment. however, i like this one. i love the subtlety. it’s also beautifully executed. the sign of good design is often that it appears effortless on the outside belying the complexity required to get there.

    steve says:
  • HARRY POTTER esque

    SPE says:
  • intent and statement aside, the animated elements come off a bit distracting in a few of the pieces.

    j1f says:
  • Brilliant , invite viewer inside & touch them …

    Mehrdad says:
  • art or not art, it is beautifull!

    Sergio Stanislauskas says:
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    Mody says:
  • At what point does and enhanced still become a bad film ?

    Felline says:
  • i agree kellycotty. the point is there. more than photo, less than video. i think the works work, inspite of all the marketing stylistics. so, whoever make these: gotcha!

    kuroari says:
  • outstanding works.

    Mody says:
  • The most effective ones are those that doe not obviously cycle, but seem a continuous moment, like the woman on the balcony in the breeze or even the skirt in the breeze with green shoes. These seem at first to be video, but only after a time does one suspect something else is going on.

    Michael Jackson says:
  • ein wenig überflüssig wie ich meine, ein gutes Foto genügt mir vollkommen. Ich finde es ist ein wenig unheimlich wie in einem Krimi, weil sich nur ein kleines Detail im Foto wie künstlich bewegt. Kunst ist es meiner Meinung auch nicht sondern eine Technische Spielerei. René Düsel

    René Düsel says:

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