Thursday, 29 March 2012

Erna and Hrefna Project 09-10

I came across something rather interesting while I was scrolling through tumblr, which led me to the website of Ariko Inaoka. A photographer who is documenting the life of two Icelandic twins yearly from 2009 at the age of 9, until they are 16.

"My intention for this project is to capture the very precious period of their growth from child to teenager, physically as well as psychologically. The relationship between identical twins is an interesting subject matter. I often hear that identical twins have telepathic connections between them. This is true with Erna and Hrefna. They are always together. They almost never fight each other. Spending time with them I feel such comfort in their companionship but at the same time I feel strange because I have never seen such a powerful connection between any two human beings. They say to me, "We dream same dreams sometimes"".

I find this so interesting, I love looking back on old photos of me, friends and family and seeing how we've changed over the years. I changed a lot from a child, to a teenager to an adult, I'd love to have photographs like these to look back on. 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Cinemagraph

Those of you familiar with twitter and tumblr may well be aware of this new image, part video part photograph. An imaginative concept that unlike a video or a photograph you're kept engaged, you can't tear your eyes away from trying to figure out how it works, or if it's even real.

Almost like the moving newspaper photos in Harry Potter, but the difference, these images can only work on the internet, and only one part of the image moves, the rest of  it is perfectly still. 

Cinemagraphs were started by Kevin Burg (visual graphics artist) and Jamie Beck (photographer) after they began experimenting with the gif format, and this has resulted in what we have today. They aim in the future to 'push 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'. 

They have produced a range of different cinemagraphs, photos of model Coco Rocha and New York Fashion Week have been made into these perfect spectacles of capturing a moment in time. More natural and landscape versions of these have been made, all of which draw you in like no other digital imagery.

To see more of these, head to their website:

Now less talking more seeing - enjoy

Next on the cards for cinemagraphs is a collaboration with Oscar de la Renta, I definitely can't wait for that!

Coco Rocha: "it's more than a photo, not quite a video"

Friday, 2 March 2012

Miss Golightly

So Charlotte and I have finished our photography and styling editorial project, which doesn't actually have to be in till Thursday, but we're ahead of the game. Here's our editorial spread, in the style of Oh Comely magazine, and below the images that we've used, edited in the style of the magazine.