Visual Stories

Framing Stories: Photos with Cinematic Style

By Brada - 3 min read

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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.

real people, young adult, indoors, one person, people
front view, leisure activity, real people, outdoors, adventure
real people, window, one person, day, men
20-24 Years, Blinds, Full Length, Indoors, Looking Away
night, illuminated, young adult, real people, one person
indoors, illuminated, table, copy space, night
tree, sky, landscape, nature, mountain
lifestyles, sky, leisure activity, young adult, young women
Architecture, Bare Tree, Building Exterior, Built Structure, Glass - Material
Animal Representation, Architecture, Arts Culture And Entertainment, Built Structure, Busajaras
Blur, Blurred Motion, Day, Forest, Leisure Activity
night, text, illuminated, communication, western script
real people, men, occupation, smoke - physical structure, working
building exterior, architecture, built structure, brick wall, lifestyles
plant, yellow, no people, growth, indoors
building exterior, architecture, built structure, building, window
Beach, Beauty In Nature, Casual Clothing, Cloud - Sky, Cloudy
standing, tree, river, real people, railing