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.
What we see when we look at a photograph is filtered through our personal experience. When photographs are ambiguous, it is our unique perspective that shifts how we view them. Work like Angela Kleis’ There’s Been a Terrible Accident series relies on the viewer to determine what’s real.