This artist condenses whole movies into single photographs – and the results are amazing

Jason Shulman turns classic films into works of art

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Movies are art in their own right. But this artist has turned famous flicks into the kind you can actually hang on your wall. 

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London-based photographer and sculptor Jason Shulman has created a series of photographs which capture the entire duration of a movie in a single exposure.

The result – abstract shapes, vivid colours and ghostly suggestions of settings and characters – is what Shulman calls the movie’s “visual DNA.” 

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2001: A Space Odyssey 

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Fantasia 

“There are roughly 130,000 frames in a 90 minute film and every frame of each film is recorded in these photographs. You could take all these frames and shuffle them like a deck of cards, and no matter the shuffle, you would end up with the same image I have arrived at. Each of these photographs is the genetic code of a film – its visual DNA,” he says.

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Citizen Kane

Shulman has photographed classics and cult favourites, from Deep Throat and The Yellow Submarine to The Shining and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. 

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The Wizard of Oz

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Photographs of Films is on display at the Cob Gallery in London from tomorrow until 4th June