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Highbrow GIFs from A New York Photog

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Animated GIFs have become the lowest form of internet currency, a viral tidbit easy to trade an consume but unlikely to be of much substance.

New York photographer Jamie Beck is doing something a little more interesting with the form. From The Atlantic:

[Beck] created these highbrow GIFs of Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha and featured them on her “From Me To You” Tumblr. She calls them “cinemagraphs,” which are “more than a photo, but not quite a video.”

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Comments

  1. Just because it’s not using models and pro photography doesn’t mean this is the first high-brow gif art. There has been a lot of beautiful and intelligent gif art over the past couple of years and even more so this year.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Way to be tardy to party. This would be a neat article if you had written it back in 2007.

  3. Anonymous says:

    …and?