Why I hated the holidays and love the cinemagraph.
Ok I don't HATE the holidays. I just made that the title so you would click on my blog post.
The holidays are a hustle for me though. From November through December it seems like I am bombarded with people who want portraits.
For their mom. Their boyfriend. Their cat.
I love getting paid to make portraits. It's what I do and I enjoy it so much.
But sometimes I just want to have the freedom make something that doesn't involve boundaries or clients .
Since I made it through the holidays I've commenced some new projects that I am doing for the sheer enjoyment of it.
One project is known as the "cinemagraph".
It's basically a very complex and well-thought out animated GIF. Some of these were shot with video while others were done using a "stop-motion" photography technique.
After I shoot them I deconstruct the frames in photoshop and then add some voodoo.