Sequential Waves of Photos Simulate Flipbook

So Paulo-based artist Lucas Simes has found an interesting way of depicting cinema in photography. There is a sense of motion in Simes' distorted line of images from his Quasi-cinema series. Using several shots of a subject on location, only differentiated by slight movements, the artist weaves the sequential waves of photos together, securely fastening it onto a support make of cloth and wood. The application of this technique makes it look like an unusual roll of film is sprawled out, revealing its narrow frames.

If there was a projector that was capable of running this three-dimensional, woven material, we'd see a very short clip of motion. Essentially, this is the birth of a new medium for film, though it is far less convenient in size. It reminds me of Eadweard Muybridge's series of images that wound up discovering the art of filmmaking and whose technique was later used for the very effective 360 view in The Matrix films. Perhaps Simes is onto something more than meets the eye.

Lucas Simes' website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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