Film Noir - Photography & concept
I chose these images from Film Noir’s most famous movie “Night of the hunter” and one other called “Great adventure”, reason why I chose these images was because of the way each image has a beautiful balance of lights, shades and tones. The soft shades of white to grey help bring a peaceful & beautiful side to Film Noir films, where as the sharp shadows create a sense of danger within the films themselves.
Film Noir movies include a well balanced series of events combining good comedy and terrible crime all in one behind grey-scale scenes. I thought this was really nice because of the way each image has a narrative about it; The strong black silhouettes bring out the ‘dangerous / sinister’ characteristics & the white / grey lighting creates a canvas for the silhouette figures to travel along, giving the scenes in Film Noir movies a sense of what’s to come and expect in the next scene.
Looking at the simplicity of each image, I think I will use Film Noir’s techniques to behold Luton in a new way by combining its dark history & criminal records through a dark atmospheric photo filter inspired by these images through the use of Photoshop and my mobile phone camera.
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Posted on Tuesday, 23 October
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