Some time back I came across an article which features a pair of New York-based photographer Jamie Beck and web-designer Kevin Burg who both collaborated and created a series of very beautiful and inspiring GIFs known as “cinemagraphs” primarily for fashion and street photography.
Basically, these “cinemagraphs” are somewhere in between a regular static photograph and a motion video – of which most parts of the photograph is static with just one or some parts of the picture that has some subtle, repetitive movements. You can see some of Jamie Beck’s work here.
Well, you might be thinking what has this got to do with food? That’s a rather good question actually. Personally I have been exploring on the possibilities of how cinemagraphs can integrate together with food photography and the findings so far, at least for me, have been rather interesting. I find that motion usually takes away the attention from the main focus of the subject and since food itself is usually “static”, so it can be quite tricky grab the attention of the viewer but here are some good examples on how cinemagraphs can be applied.
Nevertheless, I took some time and explored around and here’s what I’ve got so far. They may not be food related but it’s something that I am really excited about and would love to share with all foodiedoo readers.
Give the page some time for the pictures to load and I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!