I'm into photography because I love movies

Before I was into photography, I was into movies. 

If you hear an interview with a filmmaker, you usually here him say, "I was so shaped by films when I was a kid." The same goes for a writer, chances are they were influenced by books they read. It's kind of weird to hear, "I got into photography because of my love of movies as a kid." That's not necessarily a common jump.

Nowadays with the way technology is, photographers are almost required to be filmmakers as well. I definitely love filmmaking, although I've hardly done anything notable in that field yet, other than a few video jobs here and there. I can't help but love photography more, and it's always been that way.

Why? I love cinematography. Cinematography is always more incredible to me than setting up a stylized portrait shoot or something like that; these objects or actors or whatever the case may be have to live and move within a frame. You're not freezing a moment, you're planning for these characters to move around in the space. You have to be aware of past, present, and future. Everything must be arranged for the character ahead of time to walk from one side of the frame to another. You have to know where your view ends and where it begins; every object has a place.

I've been heavily influenced by cinematography more than anything else. I want interaction, and I want a story to be told. I like wide shots so a lot of objects can fit in the frame, giving ample awareness of the space.

Anyway, I wanted to share my favorite frames, the shots that really get me excited:

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Magic Mike- an unassuming cinematography powerhouse 

Magic Mike- an unassuming cinematography powerhouse 

Magic Mike- The color pallette in this movie has balls (pun intended)

Magic Mike- The color pallette in this movie has balls (pun intended)

Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

Hateful Eight- This movie has so much to look at with the frame being so wide 

Hateful Eight- This movie has so much to look at with the frame being so wide 

Rocky

Rocky

Rocky again

Rocky again

Big Lebowski- Jeff Bridges actually shoots photos behind the scenes of his movie with a panoramic film camera. His stuff is great, Google it. 

Big Lebowski- Jeff Bridges actually shoots photos behind the scenes of his movie with a panoramic film camera. His stuff is great, Google it. 

Sicario

Sicario

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

John Wick

John Wick

Skyfall

Skyfall

The Social Network

The Social Network

Arrival

Arrival

Arrival again- crapped myself multiple times from the beauty of this film

Arrival again- crapped myself multiple times from the beauty of this film