Freezing Frames: Artist Jason Shulman on photographing feature films

Filminutiae, August 1, 2017

Mixed media artist Jason Shulman created a global sensation with his striking still photographs of complete feature films.

 

Using long exposures he condensed their full length into one frame and, in so doing, exposed what he has called their 'visual quintessence'. In the following interview we discussed the project in full, talking around its origins, making the inevitable Muybridge reference, and musing about whether there is an enduring magic in cinema that makes it a perfect subject for art.