More Cinemagraphs and a great interview

I’m sure you remember my last post about Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s amazingly awesome Cinemagraphs HERE Well, have I got a treat for you today! I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again… You never know who’s reading your material out there… and emails like the one I received today from Mary Kate Polanin at BreakThru Radio just make my day! Mary Kate contacted me to share a fantastic interview with the talented team behind these lovely projects over at ‘Sew & Tell’ , and I couldn’t wait to share it with y’all! In this interview, the couple shares about how cinemagraphs began, their future plans for the new form, and Jamie talks about her experiences in Fashion Photography. Check it out after the jump, along with some new lovely cinemagraphs. Thank you Mary Kate & BreakThrough Radio!!!

This is the way to start off a Holiday Weekend and a great Month!!

- Interview courtesy of BreakThrough Radio :)

Listen to this inspiring interview:

Sew & Tell with Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Or check the entire show: Sew & Tell with DJ Marie

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For those of you still not familiar with Cinemagraphs…

A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.

Visual Graphics Artist Kevin Burg began experimenting with the .gif format in this style in 2009 but it wasn’t until he partnered with photographer Jamie Beck to cover NYFW that Cinemagraphs were born. Marrying original content photography with the desire to communicate more to the viewer birthed the cinemagraph process. Starting in-camera, the artists take a traditional photograph and combine a living moment into the image through the isolated animation of multiple frames. To quote supermodel Coco Rocha “it’s more than a photo but not quite a video”.

Beck and Burg named the process “Cinemagraphs” for their cinematic quality while maintaining at its soul the principles of traditional photography. Launched virally through social media platforms Twitter and Tumblr, both the style of imagery and terminology has become a class of its own. The creative duo are looking forward to exploring future display technologies for gallery settings as well as pushing this new art form and communication process as the best way to capture a moment in time or create a true living portrait in our digital age while embracing our need to communicate visually and share instantly.

Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg reside in New York City.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! I am in love with this technique!

  2. mike barsness

    Outstanding! Not just the technique which is a magic wand, but knowing what to apply it to – the creativity makes it magical.

  3. i love this too much i had to blog about this!

  4. Annie Baroldy

    I love the ones that are in a busy area like the one of the man reading the newspaper or the taxis passing through the intersection when everything else that would be moving just as quickly but are stopped in time. :) Very, very creative.

  5. Cool & Awesome !!!

  6. These are amazing images! I’ve been inspired to learn how to make them and have produced a tutorial so you can learn too!

  7. Thanks!!! Very much!!!

  8. Cinemagraphs are too cool to miss… They’ve gotten us inspired to do some of our own, some fashion related, some sightseeing and some others..

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