A cinemagraph, a.k.a. cinegraphs is a still image that moves, developed by photographer Jamie Beck and visual graphics artist Kevin Burg. The idea for cinegraphs came up when the pair was preparing for Fashion Week. They wanted to tell more of a story than a single frame but didn’t want the hassle of creating a video.
These two outstanding artists have may have finally found a way to elevate the animated GIF to a level approaching fine art, with their “cinemagraphs”—elegant, subtly animated creations that are “something more than a photo but less than a video.”
A cinegraph that pretends to be a video, looped footage endlessly repeating, is somewhat less interesting. However, this image of New York City subway cars continuously passing through a station; a train that never ends is absolutely mesmerizing. I had never seen anything like it before. For more awesome images of cinegraphs, please click here.
Good Day and remember that you should never go out without your camera tied up to your waist.