NOIR 2.0 drains colour, bringing life to the cinematography of contemporary films and television series re-imagining them in glorious BLACK & WHITE.
The cinematography of the classic, stylish film noirs influenced generations of filmmakers. The restricted camera movement and lack of colour to emphasize themes forced artists to craft provocative compositions to elicit emotions and heighten the tension. The craft is still alive! Today, directors embellish camera angles and lightning to create atmosphere and help absorb us into their vision.
By envisioning movies and television series in black and white, it shines a spotlight on the cinematography. While we can do this at home by adjusting the colour settings on our television, the deliberate adjustment of brightness and contrast levels further enhances the overall vision.
This photographic series aims to remind the audience how genre films respect the art while delivering on the popcorn.
Volume V of NOIR features the incredible new HBO show WESTWORLD from incredible minds like Michael Crichton and JJ Abrams. The sci-fi concept is filled with mystery and tons of twists. The series is also beautifully photographed on a cinematic level with some stunning compositions and compelling cinematography.
Stay tuned for more WESTWORLD NOIR coming soon.
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