“There’s something magical about a still photograph – a captured moment in time – that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.”
Known as cinemagraphs, these incredible photographs are a blend of still images and video, bringing to life a single moment captured in time.
The first true cinemagraphs were created by New York fashion photographer Jamie Beck, who worked with motion graphics designer Kevin Burg to bring her images to life. She posted them on her tumblr, From Me To You, and since then artists all over the world have been creating cinemagraphs of their own.
Check out some in the amazing images below.
Want to see more? Check out even more cinemagraphs at Tripwire Magazine, diegoguevara.com, dailypicksandflicks.com, and flickr.com/groups/cinemagraphs.
For all you Photoshop techies out there, here’s a great tutorial on how to make your own cinemagraph!