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Hypnotic Cinemagraphs Capture the Powerful Pulse of Ocean Waves

Ocean Wave Cinemagraph Elemental by Ray Collins and Armand Dijcks

Oceans are often referred to as the heart of our planet. Like a heartbeat, the powerful pulse of ocean waves loop continuously in a cycle of swells, surges, crests, and breaks. Cinematographer Armand Dijcks captured these majestic movements in his recent collaboration with award-winning photographer Ray Collins, whose still images of textural seascapes have been transformed into a series of hypnotic cinemagraphs titled Elemental.

The illusion of movement is created by painstakingly overlaying the original images, one frame over the next, and playing them as a continuous slow-motion animation. Dijcks describes his work as “a hybrid between photo and video – an infinite loop that makes a single moment last forever.” The mesmerizing moving images detail the ocean’s myriad of colors and textures, as well as its immense power.

Blue waves roll like heated glass and tiny droplets bounce and dance across the surface. In one cinemagraph, a breaking wave looks like thick, black oil crashing and merging into a cotton-candy-like froth. In another, up-close imagery of the sun hitting the ocean’s surface appears like a shimmering golden piece of fabric.

You can see more of Dijcks work on Vimeo, including an earlier collaboration with Collins titled The Infinite Now.

Cinematographer Armand Dijcks has transformed photographer Ray Collins textural still images of ocean waves into a series of hypnotic cinemagraphs titled Elemental.

Ocean Wave Cinemagraph Elemental by Ray Collins and Armand Dijcks

The illusion of movement is created by painstakingly overlaying the original images, one frame over the next and playing them as a continuous slow-motion animation.

Ocean Wave Cinemagraph Elemental by Ray Collins and Armand Dijcks

The mesmerizing moving images detail the ocean’s myriad of colors and textures, as well as its immense power.

Ocean Wave Cinemagraph Elemental by Ray Collins and Armand Dijcks

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Armand Dijcks: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo
h/t: [Boing Boing]

All images via Armand Dijcks and Ray Collins.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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