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.”
|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)|