Photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg 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.”
(Take a look at the picture above…notice the reflection of the taxi in the window as it drives by? Cool!!!)
The pair was inspired to create these cinemagraphs while preparing to cover Fashion Week this past February: “We wanted to tell more of a story than a single still frame photograph but didn’t want the high maintenance aspect of a video,” they told Co.Design via email.
See more cinemagraphs at http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/tagged/cinemagraph
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