Explorers: The Making of Cinemagraphs and Photographs

During the long, cold Canadian winter, photographer Max Riché and his talented team set out to create something beautiful. Using a combination of landscape photographs and in-studio stills, imagery was created for the 2014 series titled “Explorers.” This behind-the-scenes video gives insight into what it took to create these stunning visuals:

The Explorers series was based on early 20th century explorers, thus the images have a vintage feel, complete with era-appropriate props. The images were developed by combining several photographic elements. First, high resolution photographs were taken of the Canadian wilderness. Then, with the use of some fake snow and fans, the talent (decked out in explorer-esque garb) was photographed in-studio.

explorers max riche behind the scenes photography

The talent is photographed and filmed against a blue screen in-studio.

explorers max riche behind the scenes photography

The studio images are combined with high-resolution landscape stills to create the final product.

Riché also took 4k resolution videos to create the cinemagraphs, also known as photo-loops.

explorers max riche behind the scenes photography
explorers max riche behind the scenes photography

The various visual elements were amalgamated, resulting in bleak yet serene images.

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One response to “Explorers: The Making of Cinemagraphs and Photographs”

  1. Steve says:

    Just faking…

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