The lockdown solitude

The lockdown is a nightmare for many photographers. For some of them, it is an inspiration for creativity. Julia Fullerton Batten is well-known for her complex images. She works with a huge team for most of her pictures. Julia found with the restrictions imposed by the lockdown, an opportunity to create intimate portraits of people at home. She kept the beautiful lighting to build moody and subtle cinematic images.

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The lockdown solitude
by Julia Fullerton Batten

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“Dreaming”, the 2019 Pirelli Calendar shot by Albert Watson

For this year’s Pirelli Calendar, the celebrated photographer Albert Watson has created a series of vignettes centring on the dreams and aspirations of four successful and talented women.
Each ‘little movie’, starring well-known models from film, fashion and dance, shows the characters at significant crossroads in their lives.

The result is 40 beautiful and cinematic images taken on location in Miami and New York all on the theme of ‘Dreaming’.
The photographs, for the 46th edition of the iconic Calendar, were shot in colour and black and white using the cinematic 16:9 format, inspired by Albert Watson’s passion for the art of film.

Watson said the basic idea behind the whole project was that of telling a story in four ‘little movies’.
“What I wanted to convey were the characters’ hopes and their way of thinking about the future, in a way that would bring with it the aspect of dreaming,” he said.

The 2019 Pirelli Calendar is released on December 5 featuring actress Julia Garner as “the botanical photographer”, Astrid Eika as the “model”, actress and model Laetitia Casta as “the painter”, professional dancer Sergei Polunin as the “painter’s partner”, ballet star Misty Copeland as “the dancer”, professional dancer Calvin Royal III as the “dancer’s partner”, model Gigi Hadid as “the wealthy socialite” and Alexander Wang as the “confidant”.
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Finding Inspiration in Collaboration

Great photography takes the viewer on a journey, sometimes to a world we know but from a new perspective. Sometimes that journey is to a place of wonder and fantasy. Fantasy is a realm Hasselblad Ambassadors Kevin Then and Sails Chong specialise in.

Using the Hasselblad X1D and H6D-100c, the work that Kevin & Sails produces invokes a strong sense of fantasy, romance and wonder, utilising breathtaking locations and advanced lighting techniques to create images that have a striking cinematic and other-worldly quality to them.
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Finding Inspiration in Collaboration
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The Cinematic Look

How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

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“I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the most well known photographers of this genre are based here in New York so I got them together and challenged them to not only come up with a dynamic personal project on the fly incorporating this cinematic look, but to share with us how it is achieved. Read on to find out how it all went down…”
by David Geffin

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