Paris - Eiffel Tower Cinemagraph - Trocadero
I have always been passionate about storytelling. You could even say my quest to explore different modes of storytelling began when I was three years old and first learned how to play the piano. I used music to express the seemingly endless amount of narratives that ran through my mind growing up. And, of course, writing and photography have been favorite outlets of mine as an adult.
When first saw cinemagraphs over at Jamie Beck’s blog here on Tumblr years ago, I was completely swept up in the romance of making an image come to life in that way. However, the process of making my own cinemagraphs always sat on the back-burner for one reason or another.
I was fortunate enough to meet the co-founders of Flixel earlier this year and after spending some time with them and discussing my style of photography as well as the photo-assignment in Paris that was still being planned at that time, it was like a match made in heaven. Flixel makes Cinemagraph Pro which is software that makes the process of creating a cinemagraph much more seamless and enjoyable than the traditional method.
What was interesting was that I had seen Flixel’s Cinemagraph Pro software used on America’s Next Top Model for all of Cycle 20 (yes, this is where I admit that I watch ANTM), and I remember thinking that it was something that I definitely wanted to try. So, my random meeting and subsequent friendship with Flixel felt completely synchronous.
While I was in Paris, I shot a small series of cinemagraphs for the gallery event that occurred last week at the Park Avenue Armory (I will make a dedicated post about that soon, I promise). It was a lot of fun!
If you are interested in reading about the cinemagraphs I shot for the commemoration of the Liberation of Paris for France’s official tourism agency as well as my thoughts about cinemagraphs, here is a blog interview I did with Flixel this past week:
View this cinemagraph MUCH larger here:
All of my Paris posts so far: