Visual Stories

Framing Stories: Photos with Cinematic Style

By Brada - 3 min read

Head of Photography Brada shows how treating photos like cinematic stills gives a compelling depth to your work – and invites the viewer into the story you want to tell.

To identify photos that work well together, I like to imagine them as parts of a single story: I look for repetition in the motifs, common visual traits, and often find remarkable overlap between photos – even though they were taken by different photographers in different places.

This curated collection contains images with a cinematic feel – photos reminiscent of the golden age of cinema, where each frame tells its own compelling story. Let your imagination run wild.

PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN STANDING ON WALL
LOW ANGLE VIEW OF WOMAN STANDING AGAINST SKY
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Man relaxing on sofa against window blinds
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WOMAN SITTING ON ILLUMINATED BUILDING AGAINST SKY
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TREES AGAINST SKY
Swimming pool by house with reflection of orange sky on glass window
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Person in costume holding lit firework during busajaras
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Blur image of shirtless man walking by stream in forest
VIEW OF BUILT STRUCTURE AGAINST SKY
People on beach with umbrellas against cloudy sky during monsoon
REAR VIEW OF MAN STANDING ON LAKE

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