Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cinematic Narrative within Editorial and Advertisements

I love seeing editorials and advertisements with a cinematic and narrative feel. In these two shoots, we don't know what is happening (Why is he in a big warehouse with a lot of umbrellas? Why is he in a desert and what is he running from) but all the details have been left out and it is up to us to create our own narrative within our imaginations. I like that the images feel like a part of something bigger than what is actually shown.

These shoots blend both cinema and photography and I think it is a hard thing to do. Just like their their cinematic equivalent, making a movie out of still images, both formats seem to bridge the gap and combine elemental components from both mediums.

Luke Worrall photographed by Jospeh Cardo for Anthony Morato for their Fall/Winter 2010/2011 Campaign.

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Tyson Ballou photographed by John Balsom and styled by Allan Kennedy for the July 2010 issue of GQ France.

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