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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Supercut Homage To Photographers in The Movies

By English artists Mishka Henner and David Oates 

“David and I have been questioning the role and perception of photographers for some time and wanted to make a film that excavated this now ubiquitous character from film history,” says Henner

“After many days and nights of failed attempts we finally came up with sequences that worked. You need stamina to make work like this and there were times when we didn’t think we had it,” says Henner. “Blow-Up, Peeping Tom and Full Metal Jacket stand head and shoulders above the rest for the sheer quality of cinematography, storytelling, and the performances. But it’s impossible not to like even the worst performances and characterizations – being a photographer is complicated and even the worst stereotypes contain grains of truth”

“Taking the photographer out of their original context and putting them in a frame with their celluloid peers resulted in dialogs and symmetries we hadn’t expected,” says Henner. “There’s an absurdity to the endless cycle of photographers photographing themselves on-screen but after a while, you start to wonder if it’s really that different to what’s happening in real life.”
[via Wired]
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