Tom Moody tears down Rebecca Greenfield’s discovery of Jamie Beck's “highbrow” animated GIFs:

"Animated photography" using GIF loops has the smell of novelty, a la the "solid photography"  of yesteryear (sculptures based on photos taken from multiple angles),  holograms, or even stereograms that aspire to classical (that is,  ordinary) beauty. The point of freezing the fleeting perfection of the  human form is rather blown when a part of the icon wiggles.
Not to say a good artist couldn’t make something of this, but Jamie  Beck’s work is unintentionally funny, like a lenticular Jesus nodding at  his Last Supper compatriots as you move a postcard back and forth.

(Source: Tom Moody | Photo: Jamie Beck )

Tom Moody tears down Rebecca Greenfield’s discovery of Jamie Beck's “highbrow” animated GIFs:

"Animated photography" using GIF loops has the smell of novelty, a la the "solid photography" of yesteryear (sculptures based on photos taken from multiple angles), holograms, or even stereograms that aspire to classical (that is, ordinary) beauty. The point of freezing the fleeting perfection of the human form is rather blown when a part of the icon wiggles.

Not to say a good artist couldn’t make something of this, but Jamie Beck’s work is unintentionally funny, like a lenticular Jesus nodding at his Last Supper compatriots as you move a postcard back and forth.

(Source: Tom Moody | Photo: Jamie Beck )

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