Jason Shulman and his ‘Photographs of Films’ series

Yesterday was about photography /snapping from Google street view; today is about photography taken from movies with Jason Shulman.

However, this London-based artist did more than just a snapshot of an iconic scene. Thanks to a process of long-exposure, he succeed to capture the entire feature-length film in one single photograph.

The result is truly fascinating:  either dark or colorful, lots of structure or sort of human forms, the atmosphere (or we could say ‘aura’) of the movie is coming out of this blurry ensemble. We quickly notice also the sharpest picture is from the oldest movie shot, Georges Méliès’s Voyage de la Lune (1902) when cameras couldn’t move as much as they do now and more modern movies are more ‘foggy’.

For the artist “You can learn something about the director’s style from this kind of kooky translation: you can learn that Hitchcock deals with people, for example, Kubrick deals with composition, Bergman deals with … I mean lots of Bergman films are kind of moody and psychological, much more so than other films. So it’s odd that in one exposure all of these things, although very subjective, kind of come through.”

Captivating indeed!

(and thanks Conor for this find!)
Source of the pictures :  © Cob Gallery and http://www.jasonshulmanstudio.com/
Jason Shulman, Voyage de la Lune (1902)


Jason Shulman, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


Jason Shulman, Duel (1971)


Jason Shulman, The Shining (1980)


Jason Shulman, The Yellow Submarine (1968)

‘The Revenant’ : the nature magnified…

I went to see the movie The Revenant from Alejandro González Iñárritu and it was a long time I haven’t been so astonished in front of the screen…

The last time was in front of Mad Max in 2015 for its energy, bad-ass characters, and how it succeed to drown you in a parallel world, violent and arid. Here, the world is also violent, but slow paced, and even if the battles are superbly done, the most astonishing was the nature: sublime, vast, dangerous but strangely peaceful in the same time.

The filming took place in both Argentina and Canada. I am not familiar with these two countries, but the Canadian friend who was with me, confirmed that most filming was in British Columbia.
For more details regarding the location, please have a look here (and were all the pictures below are from), and don’t hesitate to see this movie on a big screen!!! It is beautiful but careful, you may wish afterwards to purchase a plane tickets to Calgary or Vancouver…!

Stunning places, right?





A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

I finally been able to watch last night A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night of the Iranian Ana Lily Amirpour and this is now one of my favorite vampire movie along with the Swedish ‘Let the right one in’.
Both share the same type of human/vampire relationship but the association stops here, as the genre is very different. Let the right one in is based on a novel, with a very dark and a more complex storyline where A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is more visual, and the (very good) music is a dialogue by itself.

So, yes, this movie is real weird piece of art. Visually beautiful, the director mixed spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror movie, film noirs and it works!

I try to figure it out how to describe the movie, but it is all about the atmosphere, its strange characters, the numerous references (James Dean mixed with New wave pop, the dealer is a real Die Antwoort look alike, the streets similar to a Paul Strand’s photograph…).

So, if you can, watch this movie, you won’t regret it and probably will start listening rock sang in Farsi!