Synesthesia in Photography: Using Film and Tunes as Inspiration

Daniel Lewis (ItsForGotham), Street/Brand Photographer

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10 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:04
    • 2. Project Instructions

      2:18
    • 3. Star Wars Inspiration (Movie)

      2:21
    • 4. Dark Knight Inspiration (Movie)

      1:21
    • 5. Drake Inspiration (Music)

      2:36
    • 6. Editing a Frame Image

      6:01
    • 7. Editing a Vanishing Point

      4:17
    • 8. Editing A Candid Portrait

      3:17
    • 9. Editing an Action Shot

      4:32
    • 10. Bonus Round

      1:25

Project Description

Use a film or song to inspire 4 shots

ASSIGNMENT

Now it's your turn, find a movie and/or song that evokes a certain emotion from you. Create a set that is based from your interpretation from that movie/song. The purpose of using a movie or film is to begin drawing connections between senses, giving you a sense of how to work with synestesia. Make sure that you include a link to whatever song/movie that inspired your set. Take care to create a gallery that is stylistically consistent. Your final four images should all string together if looked at as a complete gallery. Successful galleries will be able to connect motion that is moving or sounds that are heard and translate them into still images. Developing your images as a set will sharpen your editing skills and prepare you for a diverse range of commercial and editorial photography. Bonus points if you can recreate a scene from a movie or a lyric from a song, use your common sense, be safe and most importantly, have fun.

SHOT LIST

In addition to a link to your film or song choice, your final gallery will include

  • One framed image (using architecture)
  • One "vanishing point"
  • One candid portrait 
  • One action shot (something with energy)

Here's my final set inspired by Drake's "Star67"

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