I’ve noticed that certain photographer see and make work that feels cinematic in tone and content. Kaitlin Jencso, is one of those art makers. I’m curious as to what makes an image seem like it’s a still out of a movie. What characteristics do these pictures possess that others don’t? Here, is it the dark, cold tones and her father’s mid-gesture expression? Or is it the understated details in the frame—the subtle glimpse of the dirt road, or the yellow leash around his shoulder while the scene is absent of dogs or other animals? It’s ultimately the photographer’s eye that creates the narrative by how she frames the milieu in front of her.
John Morris‘ image places us in a quiet, nostalgic scene. The imagery is much different from what I see and hear out the window next to me—the wind whistling under the uneven sills and tree branches struggling before a gust breaks them. John’s photo is one that many of us can relate to and while I find myself distracted with my present, this landscape is a reminder of wistful memories.
When I look at people in any body of water I instantly want to be with them. However, this eerie moment causes intrigue that pulls me in but leaves me haunted in the same breath. The dark shadows and the water ripples blur any clarity making it difficult to discern the context of the image. It doesn’t matter if the human is in serenity or anguish, the image’s obscurity is part of what makes it beautiful.
We’re going to start off the week by traveling to the top of a volcano in Bali. The background fog separates the rich shadows and green hues, and the contrast boosts the saturation, helping us to feel the atmospheric moisture in the scene.
Thank you, Valentina Sader, for capturing many of my favorite things in one frame. The fresh fallen snow resting on top of evergreen branches reminds me how much I love the winter. Pairing natural elements against a brutalist backdrop creates a wonderfully dynamic scene.