How do you capture ‘routine’ on camera? That was the question that talented cinemagraph creator Julien Douvier (featured before here and here) was asking himself late last year. The answer, when it struck him, was simple: nothing is perhaps more routine than our early morning walk to work.
So he set about capturing that in the only way he knew how: photography with a touch of motion — or videography with a touch of stillness — in order words, cinemagraphs.
“One day, I realized that I was making the same trip every day for almost four years,” he writes on Behance. “Waking up at the same time, taking the same routes through the same streets, walking on the same sidewalks in front of the same buildings…”
That’s how the project was born.
“This is a work about repetition, present in many forms in these images, not only with people walking by in cadence but also with the buildings facades full of geometric, rhythmic and repetitive elements.” he continues.
“Because life is all about rhythm.”
To see more of Douvier’s work, be sure to check out our previous coverage of his beautiful cinemagraphs, and then head over to his website, Tumblr and/or Behance to dive deeper down the that rabbit hole.
Image credits: Cinemagraphs by Julien Douvier