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.

real people
front view
real people
Man relaxing on sofa against window blinds
Premium
night
indoors
tree
lifestyles
Swimming pool by house with reflection of orange sky on glass window
Person in costume holding lit firework during busajaras
Blur image of shirtless man walking by stream in forest
night
building exterior
plant
building exterior
People on beach with umbrellas against cloudy sky during monsoon
standing

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